20th February 2019: The trial civil on the claim filed by 102 surviving passengers and relatives of deceased passengers is developing. New issues have been raised by the defendants during the 20.2.2019 at the Bari Court. The Judge is now expected to issue an order/ intermediate decision deciding on the issues raised and fixing the new hearing date for the continuance of the trial.
The criminal trial will start in the Bari Court on 6 May 2019. Thirty two persons and entities are indicted, including high ranked management officers of the companies ANEK and VISEMAR, the master, certain officers and crew of the ship, accused for acts and omissions that caused the death of a number of passengers and subjected the surviving passengers to a horrible and traumatic experience, which resulted to psychological injuries that will never hea