News Summary: Trial set for Italy cruise wreck

News Summary: Judge in Italy orders trial for captain in deadly shipwreck of Costa Concordia

Associated Press

CAPTAIN TO THE DOCK: An Italian judge ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.

ABANDON SHIP: Prosecutors had requested that Capt. Francesco Schettino of Italy be tried on charges of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the vessel while many of its 4,200 passengers and crew were still aboard.

MEDITERRANEAN WRECK: On the night of Jan. 13, 2012, the Concordia hit a jagged reef, which gashed its hull on one side, causing the ship to rapidly take on water just off the island of Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea.

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