Costa Concordia Captain: Sorry!

    In this frame grab taken from video and released by Italian media conglomerate Mediaset on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground in January off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy, killing more than 30 people, is seen during an exclusive interview to the "Quinta Colonna" programme that was broadcast, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 on Mediaset Channel 5. Schettino is accused of causing the ill-fated cruise liner to hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany's Isola del Giglio on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people when the ship capsized and sank with over 4,000 people on board. Schettino, who was released from house arrest on Thursday July 6, denies the charges against him that include manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. (AP Photo/Mediaset, HOEP)

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    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.

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