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Costa Concordia skipper on trial

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 01:11

Oct. 29 - Female friend of Costa Concordia captain on bridge when ship ran aground due to testify at his trial in Italy. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wrecked off the Italian coast arrives for the second day of witness testimony at his trial. Francesco Schettino is on trial in Italy on multiple charges including manslaughter and causing a wreck. A day earlier, on Monday, a young Moldovan woman on the bridge when the ship hit a reef, was due to give evidence. Domnica Cemortan was a friend of Schettino at the time. Cemortan left court with her lawyer after asking permission to speak on Tuesday instead. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DOMNICA CEMORTAN SAYING: "Tomorrow, I will make tomorrow comments. Today I don't make any comments." The court in Grosseto has been shown amateur video of the ship's evacuation after hitting the reef in January 2012 Thirty-two people died when the ship foundered and keeled over. Schettino admits responsibility for the Costa Concordia wreck as its captain but says he's not the only culprit. Four crew members and an official of the ship's operator Costa Cruises are already serving jail terms of up to 34 months after admitting charges related to the disaster.

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Costa Concordia skipper on trial

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 01:11