Italy Mystified by Shipwreck Captain  The Bizarre Behavior of Francesco Schettino

Captain Francesco Schettino seems less credible with each statement he makes about the Costa Concordia disaster. Italians wonder whether he was under the influence of drugs or in shock after the accident, while fellow officers describe him as a daredevil. One said he would "even drive a bus like a Ferrari."
Captain Schettino in better days, on the Costa Atlantica approaching New York last April.

Captain Schettino in better days, on the Costa Atlantica approaching New York last April.

Foto: Helmut Etzkorn