Survivors of the Costa Concordia gathered yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the cruise ship disaster
The second anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster was marked with the sounding of bells and horns on the island of Giglio last night.
The tribute took place at the exact moment the Costa Concordia sank two years ago, with survivors also commemorating the event with a candle-lit march.
A total of 32 people were killed when the cruise liner struck rocks near the Italian island and capsized.
The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino is currently on trial for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
There was a moment of silence in the courtroom to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.
In a statement made on Monday to the ANSA news agency, Schettino expressed his “profound condolences” to the victim’s families.
It was announced earlier this week that the wreck of the ship is due to be towed away in June this year.