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PLACING BLAME Costa Concordia Captain: Sorry! Mediaset, HOEP / AP Photo

Costa Concordia Captain: Sorry!

Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino is so sorry he crashed that Italian cruise ship back in January killing more than 30 people. But really, he insists, it wasn’t all his fault. In an emotional interview with an Italian television station, Schettino said, “When there is an accident, it is not just the ship that is identified or the company, the captain is identified and so it’s normal that I should apologize as a representative of this system.” Still, Schettino said, while he may have been “distracted,” he argues he was not the one manning the bridge when the ship hit ground. "This is a banal accident in which destiny found space right in the interaction among human beings," he said.

July 11, 2012 7:10 AM