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Costa Concordia Tragedy

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...

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...

'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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Cruise Officer: 'Costa Concordia A Wake Up Call'

Jay Herring | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel
Jay Herring

Recent debates about whether cruising is safe versus whether it should be safer are misguided. Yes it is safe, but yes it could, and should, be safer. Some shortcomings still need to be addressed.

LOOK: Dramatic New Photos Show Costa Concordia Hours After Disaster

Posted 03.27.2012 | World

New photos have surfaced showing the Costa Concordia in the immediate hours after the cruise liner ran aground off the coast of Italy's Isola del Gigl...

How Cruise Ship Safety Oversight Works... And Doesn't Work

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Though the International Maritime Organization sets safety standards, critics have long argued that they are meaningless because the organization has no power to enforce them.

The Costa Concordia Disaster: Why I'm Not Panicking

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

I'm booked on a cruise next month for my kids' Presidents Week school holiday, and no, I am not canceling because of the Costa Concordia shipwreck. Here's why.

Anarchy On The High Seas

Karl Grossman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel
Karl Grossman

The sea is not forgiving to those who would cut corners. The dream of a cruise at sea can easily become a nightmare -- as it became for the passengers on the Costa Concordia.

UPDATE: Concordia Passengers Given 30% Off Next Cruise

Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 1/23, 1:15 p.m.: A memo sent by Costa Cruises to travel agents was sent to Huffington Post Travel. In it, the company confirms that guests...

Will Costa Concordia Go From Ship To Tourist Attraction?

Dr. Philip Stone | Posted 03.23.2012 | Travel
Dr. Philip Stone

What seems to be making the sinking of the Costa Concordia such a compelling narrative and the ship such an attraction is parallels with the Titanic disaster 100 years ago.

Costa Concordia Captain Claims Bosses Ordered Disastrous 'Salute'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

By Antonella Cinelli GIGLIO, Italy, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The captain of the cruise liner that capsized off Italy's coast has told prose...

Cruise Captain Denies Delaying Alarm

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

GIGLIO, Italy, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which struck a rock and capsized off Italy, told magistrates he in...

Sinking Trust

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science
Joseph F. Coughlin

The sinking of public trust is integral to our faith in complex social and technical systems that undergird everyday life, our confidence in each other, and ultimately our belief that we can build a better future together.

Shocking New Video Of Cruise Ship's Crew Emerges

Posted 01.20.2012 | World

Just moments before Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino ordered a full-scale evacuation of the stricken cruise liner, a crew member urged gues...

Costa Concordia CEO: Owners Unaware Of Dangerous 'Saluting' Practice

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

ROME, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The owners of the doomed Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia were not aware of unsafe practices involving ships coming clo...

Want To See Venice From The Deck Of A Cruise? Bring Binoculars

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

By Philip Pullella ROME, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Thinking of taking a cruise to view Italy's islands from close up, or admire the Doge's P...

Andrew Burmon

How Safe Is Cruising?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel

Cruises have long been the chosen, if not the last, resort of anxious travelers, so the industry's defense of its safety record came as little surpris...

Costa Concordia Passenger Found, Americans Still Missing

Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

A German woman listed as missing and presumed to still be trapped onboard the Costa Concordia has been found safe and sound in Germany, reports MSNBC....

Titanic Theme Played As Costa Concordia Hit Rocks

Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

It was the height of irony as the Costa Concordia started going down. A passenger has revealed that the Celine Dion song "My Heart Will Go On," mad...

Italian Coast Guard To Costa Captain: "Get On Board, Damn It!"

Anne Campbell | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Anne Campbell

According to a transcript of a telephone conversation between an irate Italian Coast Guard officer and Costa Concordia's captain who had left the ship, the captain was ordered to return to the ship by the Coast Guard, which was in charge of the situation once the vessel crashed.