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National Post | News

ROME — Moments after the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship struck rocks off the island of Giglio in January, the captain put a call into one of his superiors: “Roberto, I f–ked up!” he said, according to a black box transcript published by an Italian newspaper. “Look, I’m dying here, don’t tell me anything.”

The revelation comes after Captain Francesco Schettino’s first full TV interview since the January 13 accident. During the talk on Italy’s Canale 5, Schettino claimed another officer was steering the ship when the accident occurred.

“At that moment, I went up to the deck and ordered the ship to be put on manual navigation and I didn’t have command, that’s to say being in charge of sailing the ship, that was the officer,” he said.

The black box transcript published by the Corriere della Sera newspaper shows the panic that ensued immediately after the trouble began.

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