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Costa Concordia: New Details Emerge Detailing Captain's Mistakes (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/ 5/2012 9:47 am Updated: 04/ 5/2012 10:31 am

New Costa Concordia Details

Three months after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast, new details about what occurred that night have emerged.

According to a segment from "Today," Vanity Fair has published a detailed account of what transpired the night Costa Concordia hit the rocks. The 17-page story "reads like a laundry list of incompetence," the broadcast said, citing mistakes made by Captain Francesco Schettino such as going too fast, navigating by sight and talking on the phone.

The CEO of Costa Concordia's parent company has blamed Schettino for the ship's crash. Schettino famously said he abandoned ship because he tripped into a lifeboat.

But, "the mistakes that the captain made after hitting the rock were worse than actually hitting the rock," Bryan Burrough of Vanity Fair told "Today."

To see the full details from the report, watch the video above.

Late last month, divers located five more bodies among the Costa Concordia wreckage. A U.S. couple is still listed among the missing.


Filed by Rebecca Dolan  |