Concordia Investigators Turn to Costa Crociere for Answers

By MarEx 2013-01-25 11:08:00

Yesterday, Costa Cruises was informed that they will be investigated in the Costa Concordia shipwreck probe regarding possible breaches of the law relating to administrative liability.

The company said in a statement that they are “confident of being able to demonstrate full compliance of its work to the laws in force” and reiterated its full confidence in the justice system.

If Costa is found guilty on any of the allegations they are facing, they may be subject to a hefty fine. Italian consumer association, Codacons, stated: “This is an important decision, because it paves the way for compensation in favor of those persons who, through our association, filed a class action lawsuit against Carnival in the United States. It increases the chances of getting the compensation required."

Italian prosecutors widened their investigation to include seven employees of Costa Crociere, a division of Carnival Corporation. The company stands by its employees, ensuring certainty that the correct actions were taken during the tragic shipwreck that left 32 dead.

Earlier this month, Costa welcomed the decision of the judge concerning the dismissal of Francesco Schettino – the Concordia’s ill-famed captain. Now, the company will be able to obtain confirmation that the decision to dismiss Schettino, for us and in the light of the consequences of his actions, it is absolutely indisputable. The ex-captain continues to deny any misconduct.