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Costa Concordia Disaster

Italian Court Jails Costa Concordia Captain Over Shipwreck

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — A court convicted the Costa Concordia's commander of the manslaughter deaths of 32 people in the cruise liner's capsizing off...

Prosecutor Seeks 26 Years For Costa Concordia Captain

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipw...

Costa Concordia Makes Its Final Voyage

AP | PAOLO SANTALUCIA | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island ...

Shipwrecked Costa Concordia Floated To Be Towed Away For Scrap

AP | ANNALISA CAMILLI | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months afte...

Shipwrecked Concordia Finally To Be Removed

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — Italian officials say the shipwrecked Costa Concordia will be removed from its watery graveyard off Tuscany in June and taken to a port ...

Concordia Trial: Captain Knew About Engines' Flooding

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — The Italian court trying the captain of the shipwrecked Concordia has heard how panicking crew in the rapidly flooding engine room tried...

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 ...

Costa Concordia To Be Set Upright Next Week

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

ROME — Italian authorities say the operation to set the Concordia cruise ship upright is set for next week, 20 months after the ship capsized ne...

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 Convicted For Deadly Costa Concordia Shipwreck

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCESCO SPORTELLI | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy -- Five employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32...

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...

Costa Concordia Trial Postponed

AP | PAOLO SANTALUCIA and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy — The crippled Costa Concordia lies on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, a stubborn reminder of the 2012 shipwreck ...

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...

$1.3 Million Fine For Costa Concordia Shipwreck

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

ROME -- A judge in Tuscany fined Italian cruise line Costa Crociere SpA 1 million euros ($1.3 million) Wednesday for the 2012 shipwreck of the Concord...

There's Finally A Plan For The Costa Concordia Wreck

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

ROME -- Italy's caretaker government has authorized authorities to move the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship to the nearest port, Piombino in Tusca...

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.

Victims Of Costa Shipwreck Mark Anniversary

AP | TRISHA THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

GIGLIO, Italy — Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding...

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...

Survivors Still Suffering A Year After Costa Concordia Disaster

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

ROME — One can't stand being in a mall: It feels too much like the ship, with no visible exits. Another dreams she's walking on a tilt – a...

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 Captain In Court

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 12.15.2012 | Travel

GROSSETO, Italy -- A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the ...

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...