Costa Cruises Chief Executive Officer Pier Luigi Foschi
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Costa Concordia: Ship had changed course in August 2011

The cruise ship, which capsized off the Italian coast, had previously changed course to get closer to the island of Giglio on the night of August 9th and 10th 2011 - for San Lorenzo, known as the night of the shooting stars, owners Costa Cruises have said.

Speaking at a news conference, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Pier Luigi Foschi, stressed that the decision was taken under the authoritisation of the local martime authority and the permission of Costa, after the route was reviewed.

  • 16 Jan 2012