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Carnival Corp. unit accepts $1.3 million fine for Costa Concordia disaster

Fine settles possible criminal charges

More than one year after the infamous Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the owner and operator of the cruise line is paying up.

Yesterday, an Italian judge accepted a plea agreement from Costa Crociere, the Carnival Corp. unit that oversaw the Costa Concordia. The ship capsized in January 2012 after its captain, Francesco Schettino, steered too close to shore. Per the agreement, Costa Crociere will pay $1.3 million to settle potential criminal charges concerning the accident, which killed 32 people.

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