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Costa Concordia Tragedy

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 ...

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...

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...

Costa Concordia Captain Wants To Command Ships Again

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

ROME -- The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has returned to court to contest his firing, and says he'll "certainly" take command of a ship ...

'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...

Captain Blamed Mainly For Deadly Costa Concordia Shipwreck

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

ROME — Court-appointed experts have squarely blamed the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy for the wreckage and deaths of 32 pe...

Costa Concordia Lawsuits Continue...

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 busines...

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...

Divers Recover 5 Bodies From Costa Concordia Cruise Wreck

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

GIGLIO, Italy -- Divers on Monday recovered five bodies found last week in the wreck of the Costa Concordia, two months after the cruise ship struck a...

More Costa Concordia Bodies Found

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

GIGLIO, Italy -- Search crews in Italy have found five more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian...

Who Took The Costa Concordia's Bell?

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

ROME -- Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the disappearance of the bell from the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia. Franco Gab...

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...

Relatives Remember Loved Ones One Month After Crash

AP | By SIMONE CAMILLI | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel

GIGLIO, Italy -- Tossing bouquets of red roses into the sea, the relatives of people still missing one month after the Costa Concordia cruise ship dis...

Lawyer: Surviving Costa Passengers Want To Change Industry

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

ROME -- A U.S. lawyer for compensation-seeking survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing said Wednesday he will push for changes in maritime laws and...

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.

Cruise Bookings Fall Following Concordia

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.31.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry's ...

Why Costa Concordia Lawsuits May Go Nowhere

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel

MIAMI -- While the parent company of the owner of the stricken Costa Concordia is based in Miami, passengers who want to file a lawsuit in U.S. courts...

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.