In Crotone today, Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi assured the public that the state will do everything in its power to compensate the victims of the shipwreck that occurred off the coast of Cutro on February 26th. This tragic event resulted in the loss of 94 lives. The minister emphasized that this is a formal fact, one of those procedural exceptions made in judicial contexts, but the state will not ignore the situation and will take action to support the victims.
Piantedosi’s statement came in response to what was revealed during the trial against three smugglers involved in the shipwreck of a gulet off Cutro’s coast. The Guarantee Fund for road victims, which also compensates victims of nautical accidents, appeared in court and opposed being sued as civilly liable. The fund argued that the wrecked vessel had not been used for pleasure or public transport and therefore should not be subject to insurance code regulations. However, the court reserved its decision on this request for exclusion.
The Guarantee Fund for road victims is represented by lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, a senator from the League party. Despite this legal proceeding, Piantedosi reiterated his commitment to provide support and compensation to those affected by this tragic disaster.
In conclusion, Piantedosi’s statement serves as a pledge from the Italian government to help those impacted by this tragic event and ensure justice is served for all parties involved.