The captain of the sunken cruise ship the Costa Concordia, Francesco Skettino and the head of the Crisis Center of the shipowner, Roberto Ferrarini are responsible for the deaths which occurred when the ship was run aground.
Such a conclusion was made by the experts who completed analysis of the ship's recorders.
The experts have concluded that six minutes after the collision with the reef Skettino knew that the ship is sinking.
In the crisis center, they knew that 2 sections of the engine room were full of water but Ferrarini did give the command "abandon ship."
As a result the evacuation of the passengers began 50 minutes later than it should have.
The Costa Concordia was wrecked on January 13th when it was run aground as a result of a dangerous manuever off the island of Giglio.
As a result of the disaster 32 people were killed and the bodies of two people were never found.