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Costa Concordia Tragedy

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.

Official: Finding More Survivors Would Be Miracle

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

ROME — Search efforts aboard the capsized Costa Concordia resumed Wednesday, even as the official overseeing the operation acknowledged for the ...

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...

Light Fuel Detected Near Stricken Costa Concordia

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

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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...

Concordia Search Resumes Above Waterline After Ship Shifts

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

ROME — The cruise captain who grounded the Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast with 4,200 people on board did not relay correct information eit...

Italian Cruise Ship Threatens Marine Paradise

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

PORTO ERCOLE, Italy -- Stone fortresses and watchtowers that centuries ago stood guard against marauding pirates loom above pristine waters threatened...

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 ...

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.

Passengers From Across The World Plan Class Action Suit

Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

As the search of the capsized Costa Concordia is suspended, passengers from across the world are planning a class action lawsuit against the cruise li...

Search Of Capsized Cruise Ship Suspended

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

GIGLIO, Italy, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Italian divers suspended their search of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia after the vesse...

WATCH: Amateur Videos Show Panic As Cruise Ship Capsizes

Posted 01.17.2012 | World

According to Italian media reports, the captain of the Costa Concordia initially told authorities that there had simply been a "small technical failur...

WATCH: Family Recounts Final Horrifying Moments On The Costa Concordia

Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles

A family from Downey, Calif. found themselves among the last passengers to disembark from the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship after it crashed a...

No Word On Minnesota Couple Missing From Costa Concordia

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS — The family of a Minnesota couple missing after a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy say they have received no word on the...