More bad news for ‘Cap­tain Coward’ as blonde he was chas­ing ad­mits: I’D HAVE BONKED HIM IF HE HADN’T CRASHED THE SHIP

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By RACHEL SPENCER

THE cap­tain of doomed cruiser Costa Con­cor­dia was about to get laid when the ship sank, says the girl who he’d been woo­ing for months.

Fran­cisco Schet­tino – dubbed Cap­tain Coward af­ter he aban­doned ship – had shared a first kiss with Dom­nica Ce­mor­tan the night of the tragedy.

And she has ad­mit­ted for the first time that she was about to let him get his oats that night – un­til the 1,000ft boat ran aground off the coast of Italy, killing 32 peo­ple.

Dom­nica, 25, who’d worked on the ship as a trans­la­tor but was a pay­ing guest on the night of the tragedy, said she had a ‘crush’ on the Ital­ian cap­tain and would have bonked him.

She said: “He was al­ways re­spect­ful when I was a staff mem­ber, but once I was a pas­sen­ger it was dif­fer­ent. I think we prob­a­bly would have ended up in bed, but I never found out be­cause of the crash.”

Dom­nica says she thinks hints she was to blame for dis­tract­ing the cap­tain and mak­ing him ‘show off ’ are un­fair.

She said she’s had enough of peo­ple slag­ging her off. The sexy blonde said: “So much rub­bish has been writ­ten about me that I think I must now de­fend my rep­u­ta­tion.

“They are act­ing as if I’m some sort of femme fa­tale, but I don’t sleep around. “Yes, I was at­tracted to him and he was clearly in­ter­ested in me. I ad­mit that I had a big crush on him be­cause he was very good-look­ing and very charm­ing.”

Dom­nica, from Moldova, who trained as a bal­let dancer, said her heart goes out to the peo­ple who lost their lives and their fam­i­lies.

She said: “I’m sorry that so many peo­ple died or were hurt that night. It was a tragic ac­ci­dent and peo­ple are look­ing to find some­one to blame.”

And she said she still would love to see Cap­tain Schet­tino to com­fort him. She said: “It’s not that I miss him, but he was a nice man and they are mak­ing him into a kind of mon­ster.”

SIS­TER ship the Costa Al­le­gra will now be towed to the main Sey­chelles is­land af­ter a fire caused power fail­ure.

KISS: Dom­nica was ready for

love be­fore tragedy struck

BLAME: Schet­tino

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