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Costa Concordia: Hairdresser Giovanni Di Mauro was last off the ship – Francesco Schettino lied?

by | 26th, January 2012

Costa Concordia: introducing superstar hairdresser Giovanni Di Mauro and Roberto Ferrarini…

JUST when you thought Captain Francesco Schettino of the Costa Concordia was looking the hero, we hear it alleged that he asked Roberto Ferrarini, Costa Cruises’ maritime operations manager in Genoa, to agree a cover story that the running aground was due to an electrical blackout. The alleged story would be that the blackout did not follow the disaster the blackout preceded the disaster.

Roberto Ferrarini has put his report to the Italian Parliament:

“He asked me to agree the line to be taken with the authorities, who were evidently asking him what had happened. He said he intended to say that the ship first suffered a blackout after which it had hit the shoals. I immediately rejected any such possibility, warning him to describe exactly how events unfolded.”

It is alleged that at 9:57pm, Jan 13, Captain Francesco Schettino made his first call from the ship to Roberto Ferrarini:

“Captain Schettino told me that the ship had hit a rock, shallow water, off Giglio island while making a close passage that he had decided to do. In this first telephone call, he told me the ship had one flooded water-tight compartment, with the electrical propulsion motors, but that the vessel’s buoyancy was not compromised.”

The captain called again at 10:06pm. Schettino said the compartment containing the generators was flooded. This had caused a blackout:

“He assured me he had informed the passengers. On this occasion he again told me that the ship’s buoyancy was not compromised.”

At 10.16pm, 10.26pm and 10.33pm Captain Schettino made more calls.

At 10.35pm Captain Schettino

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