Concordia captain tells reporters to 'read up'
Schettino lays into journalists after ship inspection27 February, 16:45
"Those who continue to talk about the order to abandon ship do not understand a f****** thing," he told journalists after returning to Giglio following a court-ordered inspection of the stricken liner's generator room and lifts. Dubbed "captain coward" by the media for allegedly abandoning ship without overseeing the evacuation, Schettino is currently on trial in Grosseto in Tuscany on charges of multiple manslaughter and dereliction of duty.
In the event of an accident at sea "it is necessary to mitigate the consequences between an abandon-ship order and the panic created among passengers and people on board," he said.