Concordia captain 'disturbed and heartbroken', says lawyer
18 January 2012 Last updated at 17:07 GMT
Captain Francesco Schettino is under house arrest, accused of causing the Costa Concordia cruise ship to capsize off the Tuscan coast on Friday.
Speaking at a news conference, his lawyer Bruno Leporatti defended his client, saying he was affected by the loss of life.
"The captain is disturbed and heartbroken by what has happened," he said.