Inside Story: Mar 3

Inside Story hears interviews with some of the Australian survivors of the Costa Concordia 2012 disaster.


Tonight Inside Story hears exclusive interviews with some of the 23 Australian survivors of the Costa Concordia 2012 disaster in the Mediterranean.

The story covers what they saw and the actions of Captain Francesco Schettino -later sentenced to 16 years in prison for the manslaughter of 32 passengers.

On the night of January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia is cruising the Mediterranean. It’s all carefree and romantic, with fine food, wine and lots of fun. Then there’s a sickening crash. The lights go out, the ship shudders, and the lies begin.

On board the Costa Concordia it’s pandemonium. Every man, woman and child for themselves. Among them are 23 Australians, all fighting for their lives. Through perseverance, bravery and sheer good luck, most of the passengers escape in the lifeboats. But hundreds did get trapped onboard, and there’s another act of bastardry from the captain still to come.

7:30pm tonight on Nine (Melb / Ade / Per).

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