Alleged tampering of Concordia wreck 'serious' - prosecutors
Two Costa employees at centre of new probe25 February, 15:02
Prosecutors in the Tuscan coastal city said they had opened an investigation into two Costa Cruise employees in connection with the alleged tampering, signs of which came to light during a court-ordered inspection on January 23. The probe concerns the wrecked cruise liner's legal guardian, Franco Porcellacchia, who led the successful parbuckling operation to right the ship last autumn, and a Costa adviser, Camillo Casella.
The pair face possible charges of breaking seals, tampering and legal fraud. Prosecutors are also allegedly examining the position of a third person thought to have taken them on board.