Concordia 'lost after 10 minutes' says first mate
Concordia itself 'was best life-boat' says Schettino defence07 October, 18:11
"We knew we were sinking in a few minutes," Giovanni Iaccarino said.
"We lost everything after 10 minutes...my impression was the ship was lost," he said.
Schettino's defence lawyers challenged the charge that his client should have evacuated the liner quicker by saying the Concordia itself "was the best life-boat available".
Schettino's decision to keep people aboard rather than getting them into life-boats had been "well-pondered", he said.