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Costa Concordia Disaster

Costa Concordia Captain Allegedly Jumped Off Sinking Ship To Save Himself

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A trainee officer on board the Costa Concordia when it sank off an Italian island last year told a court Monday that the captain did not fall off the ...

Italy To Raise Costa Concordia Wreckage

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

The Costa Concordia cruise ship will be raised up next month near the Italian island where it still lies keeled over more than a year on from the dead...

5 Sentenced In Cruise Ship Disaster

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

* First convictions in cruise disaster trial * Victims of accident say sentences too light * Lawyers could ask appeals c...

India To Make Costa Concordia Movie

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

An Indian film loosely based on last year's Costa Concordia shipwreck is to start shooting this year in the same region of Italy where the disaster ha...

Court Docs Detail Tragic Final Moments From Costa Concordia Victims

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

Sixty pages of court documents presented by the prosecution to an Italian court earlier this week have revealed new details about the final moments of...

What This Wreck Can Teach Us About The Costa Concordia

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

An aging wreck shows what might have happened if Giglio made the slightly more eccentric but potentially more savvy choice to keep the wreck as a monument and attraction.

'We Were Left Behind To Die'

Benji Smith | Posted 03.17.2013 | Books
Benji Smith

One year ago today, I was on my honeymoon, walking the streets of Rome arm-in-arm with my new bride. At the end of the afternoon, as the sun was setting behind the Colosseum, we walked back up the gangplank of our cruise ship -- the Costa Concordia -- and headed back out to sea.

Paul Brady

Has The Cruise Industry Really Changed? | Paul Brady | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel

A year after the grounding of the Costa Concordia cost at least 30 of the ship's 3,780-passenger their lives, the cruise industry is looking to move p...

'Monster' Cruise Ships Threaten Venice

Agence France Presse | Gildas Le Roux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

A year on from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the luxury liners that ply the waters just in front of St Mark's Square in Venice are stirrin...

Costa Concordia Captain Claims Book Will Reveal 'Shocking Truth'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

Captain Francesco Schettino gained infamy in January after abandoning his cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, when it sank off the Tuscan island of Gigl...

Costa Concordia Crew Given 'Seafarer' Award

Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel

The crew of the Costa Concordia, which struck the island Italian island of Giglio on January 13 and capsized, have been collectively awarded the "Seaf...

Costa Captain Credits 'Divine Hand' During Disaster

Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, claims that "a divine hand surely touched my head," sparing further catastrophe when h...

WATCH: New TV Special Investigates Costa Concordia

Posted 07.05.2012 | Travel

A television special airing this weekend will shed new light on January's Costa Concordia disaster in which 32 people were killed. "Cruise to Disas...

PHOTOS: A Costa Concordia Museum Exhibit

Posted 05.25.2012 | Travel

A museum show opening this weekend in Newport News, Va. will focus on the story of two Americans who survived the deadly Costa Concordia catastrophe o...

Minnesota Couple Lost On Costa Concordia Identified

Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel

Two bodies recently recovered from the wreckage of the Costa Concordia have been identified as Minnesota couple Barbara and Gerald Heil, reports MSNBC...

How to Prevent the Next Titanic: Shifting Our Focus From Ships to the Ocean Itself

Costas Synolakis | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science
Costas Synolakis

The lasting legacy of the Titanic is not only the professionalism of the crew (and its orchestra which kept playing), but that the inconceivable can and does sometimes happen.

WATCH: New Details Emerge In Costa Concordia Case

Posted 04.05.2012 | World

Three months after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast, new details about what occurred that night have emerged. According to a s...

Thieves Steal Bell From Italian Shipwreck Site

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime

ROME, March 15 - Underwater thieves have evaded an array of laser systems that measure millimetric shifts in the Costa Concordia shipwreck and 24-hour...

More Survivors From Cruise Disaster Sue Company

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

* 39 passengers sued ship's owners in Miami court * Lawsuit alleges gross negligence, carelessness * Costa extends deadl...

Costa Concordia Video Shows Crew Reactions To Cruise Crash

Posted 02.14.2012 | World

Previously unseen footage inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship released on Italian TV shows crew reactions to the ship's imminent sinking. In the vi...

Passenger Sues Costa Over Miscarriage

Posted 02.06.2012 | Travel

Another Costa Concordia passenger has come forward and filed a lawsuit against Costa Crociere. A 30-year-old Italian woman identified only as Crist...

Frying Pans Help Save Trapped Costa Concordia Officer

Posted 02.01.2012 | World

The last person to be rescued from the Costa Concordia shipwreck is sharing the details of his dramatic rescue, telling reporters he caught the attent...

RNC Chair Hit By Predecessor For Obama Comparison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is criticizing comments by the Republican National Committee chairman comparing President Barack Obama to the Italian cr...

DNC Chief Accuses RNC Chair Of 'Incendiary' Obama Comparison

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

RNC chief Reince Preibus' recent comparison of President Barack Obama to the disgraced Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which hit ...

Twice The Size Of The Titanic, What Will Happen With The Costa Concordia?

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

By Gilbert Kreijger AMSTERDAM, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Twice the size of the Titanic and three times the length of a soccer pitch, the crui...