The Captain of Costa Concordia unfit to command

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Italy’s Court of Cassation said on Wednesday that Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, was unfit to command the cruise liner which ran aground and
capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio in January, causing at least 30 deaths.
In a written explanation of its decision to maintain a house arrest order against Schettino, the Court said he had shown "little resilience in performing command functions or in handling responsibility for the safety of persons under his care."
Schettino has been accused of wrecking the 114,500 tonne liner by bringing it too close to shore.
The large cruise liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the island of Giglio, Italy in January. Minimum thirty people died and more than four thousands needed to be evacuated from the capsized ship.
Investigators also blame on Schettino of delaying with evacuating and losing the control of the rescue operation, during which he left the cruise liner before all 4,200 passengers and crew members had been taken off the ship. He was charged with multiple manslaughter, guilty for the accident and abandoning vessel prematurely.
A pretrial hearing has been held in Grosseto, near Florence, in March.
The court told Schettino had shown himself to be unfitted to command the cruise liner and manage a crisis and maintain the safety of passengers. If he was to command a vessel again, there would had a risk of a repeat accident.