Italian cruise ship captain must remain under house arrest, judge rules
The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino is escorted by an Italian policeman in Grosseto on January 14.
February 7th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Italian cruise ship captain must remain under house arrest, judge rules

The Italian captain of the shipwrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia must remain under house arrest while investigators look into possible charges against him, a court in Florence, Italy, ruled Tuesday, a defense lawyer said.

The court rejected a prosecution motion that Francesco Schettino be sent back to jail as well as a defense motion that he be set free, according to lawyer Alessandro Antichi.

Schettino was "satisfied" that the court rejected the prosecution's request to send him back to jail, Antichi said. Attorneys will likely wait until February 9, when the full text of the court's decision is published, to decide whether to appeal, Antichi said.

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  1. Danielson Junior Folibracton

    No te va que la capitan se fouete

    February 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Martin_B75

    From a law-nerd perspective, it will be interesting to see what standard of culpability they hold him to in court. A cruise ship officer on Jobstr is answering questions today who seems to have a pretty good idea of just what the maritime liability standards are.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Crot

    Will,To address your tquseion, this content is also sent out in an e-mail newsletter, so I thought the word "blog" before "posting" would help with clarification.According to my dictionary (Merriam-Webster's), the word "posting" means "something (as in a message) that is published online." This definition also appears under "post," however, and I think you're right, that "post" would have been a better choice. I also fixed the article error you pointed out. Thanks for your comments.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |