Survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia commemorated on Monday the second anniversary of the grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people.
Survivors and their families gathered for a candlelight march on Italy’s Giglio island while a moment of silence was held in the Italian courtroom where the captain is on trial.
Judges and survivors alike stood in silence Monday morning inside the theater-turned-courtroom where Capt. Francesco Schettino stands accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the Concordia before all passengers had been evacuated. He says he’s innocent and saved lives.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper marked the anniversary with a collection of close-up photos that show the hulking wreck of the Costa Concordia rusting away in the Mediterranean Sea as massive operation to lift stricken cruise liner continues.
Refloating the Concordia will be the next phase in the largest maritime salvage in history.