Costa Concordia Settlement – Angry Passengers Refusing Offer

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Costa Concordia offered unharmed travelers €11,000 ($14,460) each on Friday to compensate them for missing baggage and the emotional trauma they experienced after their cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany on January 13.

But some passengers are already declining to accept the deal, saying they can’t yet put a number on the costs of the distress they suffered.

In addition to the lump-sum indemnity, Costa also said they would compensate uninjured passengers the full costs of their cruise, their return travel costs and any medical expenses they incurred after the grounding.

Some consumer groups have signed on as wronged parties in the criminal case against the Concordia’s captain, Francesco Schettino, who has been accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and deserting the ship before evacuation was complete. Schettino is currently under house arrest.