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12/21/2012
When Italian captain Francesco Schettino ran the cruise ship  Costa Concordia  ...
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When Italian captain Francesco Schettino ran the cruise ship Costa Concordia aground off Giglio Island on Jan. 13, 2012, it sparked worldwide shock, dismay and indignation: 32 people died because they couldn't be evacuated from the sinking ship in time. After the maritime disaster, Schettino was sacked for gross negligence, but now he's suing his former employer to get his job back. For a long time, experts feared that the wreck might sink and break apart -- but it has now been secured and will soon be raised in a spectacular salvage operation.