Costa Concordia probe wraps up

20:03, Dec 20 2012
A South Korean man, centre, is helped after been rescued with his wife from Costa Concordia cruise ship.
A South Korean man, centre, is helped after been rescued with his wife from Costa Concordia cruise ship.
Rescuers are seen next to the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy.
Rescuers are seen next to the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy.
Rescue workers help a woman at Porto Santo Stefano.
Rescue workers help a woman at Porto Santo Stefano.
The grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island.
The grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island.
The grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island.
The grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island.
A rescue worker climbs onto the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
A rescue worker climbs onto the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
An Italian Coast guard diver inspects the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
An Italian Coast guard diver inspects the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
An Italian Coast guard diver inspects inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
An Italian Coast guard diver inspects inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
Rescue workers climb up the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island, killing at least six people.
Rescue workers climb up the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island, killing at least six people.
A view of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
A view of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
A view of one of the two leaks in the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship after being holed by a rock off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.
A view of one of the two leaks in the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship after being holed by a rock off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island.

Prosecutors in Tuscany have officially finished their probe of the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people off the Italian coast.

Prosecutors deposited some 50,000 pages of evidence Thursday with court officials. The evidence includes testimony, experts' reports and a phone recording in which Italian coast guard officials order the Italian captain of the ship to go back aboard the vessel, which rammed a reef off Giglio island on January 13 and capsized.

State TV quoted Chief Prosecutor Francesco Verusio as saying Captain Francesco Schettino risks 20 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter and abandoning ship before evacuation was complete.

In a few weeks, prosecutors are expected to request indictment of Schettino and seven others. Schettino denies wrongdoing and contends his skilled steering after the collision saved lives.

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