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Jolly Nero – Genoa port pilot Antonio Anfossi gaoled for four years and two months.

Jolly Nero – Genoa port pilot Antonio Anfossi gaoled for  four years and two months.
May 21st, 2017 by SecGen

An Italian court on Wednesday handed a 10-year prison term to the captain of a cargo ship that slammed into the port in Genoa in 2013, toppling the control tower and killing nine people and injuring four others.

Jolly Nero captain Roberto Paoloni, got 10 years and four months in jail, while the ship’s first officer Lorenzo Repetto got eight years and six months, its chief engineer Franco Giamoro got seven years and Genoa port pilot Antonio Anfossi got four years and two months.

Guilty of homicide:

The four men were found guilty of multiple culpable homicides, causing a building collapse and endangering transport security over the May 7, 2013, accident.

There were howls of dismay in the courtroom from relatives of victims of the disaster when Giampaolo Olmetti, a director of Ignazio Messina & C. the company that owns the Jolly Nero, was acquitted.

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