(THE LOCAL, GERMANY) — The captain of ill-fated Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia had crashed a luxury liner before while sailing too fast into a German port, according to leaks from an investigation published on Friday.

Captain Francesco Schettino “manoeuvred at a speed of 7.7 to 7.9 knots during entry into the port of Warnemunde, causing damage to the Aida Blu
cruise ship,” his employer notified him in a letter published by La Stampa daily, referring to an incident in June 2010.

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