Engineers and legal experts looking to explain the tragic Costa Concordia crash board the shipwreck off Giglio

Investigators are the first people to board

the Costa Concordia shipwreck after it sank off the coast of Giglio two years

ago.

A team of engineers and legal experts are

trying to determine whether there were any causes to the fatal sinking, beyond

human error.

So far, the bridge and lifts have been examined,

with plans for experts to look at the vessel’s emergency generator next month.

A panel of judges granted the request for

evidence to be collected from the ship after the consumer group Codacons and the

captain’s defence called for a new survey to be completed.

The court ruled new evidence collection was

needed as significant areas of the ship had been made available following a lift

operation in September last year.

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino

is currently on trial for manslaughter and abandoning ship and could face up to

20 years in prison if found guilty.

The shipwreck, in which 32 people lost

their lives, is due to be towed away and dismantled later this year.

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