A key missing witness in the Costa Concordia case has been discovered in Indonesia following a search by Interpol

The Costa Concordia helmsman who failed to turn up to court in early March was discovered by Interpol officers in Indonesia last week.
Jacob Rusil Bin, who was steering the doomed cruise liner when it hit rocks off Giglio, was found in the countryside outside Jakarta.
Mr Rusil Bin is wanted in Italy to testify in the trial of Costa Concordia’s captain Francesco Schettino, however it’s not yet clear whether he will be forced to take the stand.
Schettino has accused the helmsman of misunderstanding his orders shortly before the ship was grounded off the coast of the Italian island.
The crash saw 32 of the 4,2000 passengers and crew onboard killed as a result.
Mr Rusil Bin has previously admitted charges of manslaughter, negligence and causing a shipwreck, and negotiated a plea bargain for which he received a suspended 20-month sentence.
Captain Schettino is currently on trial for manslaughter and abandoning ship and could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

Related articles