Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story.
Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. In February, Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison after an Italian court found him guilty of multiple counts of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship with passengers still onboard. Schettino has remained free as he appeals the conviction.
The book, called “Le Verità Sommerse” (translating to “The Truth Submerged”), was co-written with the Italian journalist Vittoriana Abate and presented Wednesday during an event at Schettino’s hometown of Meta, Italy, near Naples.