Francesco Schettino, centre, the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour on Thursday. Mr Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize.
A cruise ship sails out from Trieste harbour, northern Italy, at sunset
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the wrecked ship from the reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted and the crippled Concordia didn’t budge for the first three hours after the operation began, according Sergio Girotto, engineer.
The MSC Magnifica cruise ship enters the mouth of the River Tyne in northeast Britain at sunrise. The ship, which is manned by a 1,000-strong crew, is 293.8 metres long, has 1,259 cabins and can carry 2,500 passengers
The Mariner of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager-class vessels, docks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on Wednesday. Read more