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Cruise giant under pressure at Italy shipwreck hearings

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Europe's top cruise operator came under pressure on Monday at pre-trial hearings into the Costa Concordia disaster as captain Francesco Schettino faced survivors for the first time. 

The stranded Costa Concordia cruise ship lies near the harbour of Giglio Porto in June 2012. Europe's top cruise operator has come under pressure at pre-trial hearings into the Costa Concordia disaster as captain Francesco Schettino faced survivors for the first time.

Dozens of lawyers, experts and survivors attended the closed-door hearings in Grosseto in central Italy -- the nearest city to the scene of the January 13 capsize of the luxury liner on Giglio island which claimed 32 lives.

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