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Shipwrecked Costa Concordia Captain Gives Seminar On Emergency Procedures

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — A Rome university professor is facing a disciplinary hearing after inviting the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner ...

Costa Concordia Captain Returns To Shipwreck After 2 Years

AP | FRANCESCO SPORTELLI | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The disgraced former captain of a luxury cruise liner that capsized off an Italian island went back on board Thursday fo...

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 ...

Concordia Victims' Lawyers Want Answers

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy — The Italian captain whose cruise ship wrecked off the Tuscan coast is getting some support during his trial from an unexpected...

Concordia Captain Blames Helmsman For Shipwreck

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy — The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia, now on trial over the deadly disaster, blamed his helmsman Monday for botching a l...

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 Captain Wants Plea Deal

AP | ANDREW MEDICHINI and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

GROSSETO, Italy — The Italian court trying the captain of the Costa Concordia heard grim details Wednesday about how the 32 victims of the shipw...

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 ...

Costa Concordia Captain To Face Trial For Manslaughter

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

ROME, May 22 (Reuters) - The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which capsized off Italy's west coast last year killing 32 people, will fac...

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 ...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2012

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Rich Robinson

If we're talking about the biggest PR blunders of 2012, than the list is the exclusive purview of the Republican Party and its standard-bearer, Willard "Mitt" Romney.

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 ...

Experts Fault Captain & Crew In Costa Disaster

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.13.2012 | Travel

ROME -- Court-appointed experts have pointed the finger of blame primarily at the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy, but also faulte...

Concordia Captain Makes Shocking Revelations

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

ROME -- The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he was distracted by a phone conversation shortly b...

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...

'Very Strange' Test Results For Costa Concordia Captain

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

ROME -- Lawyers for survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship on Saturday pressed for new drug tests on the ship's captain after traces of...

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...

Italy Keeps Costa Concordia Captain Under House Arrest

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

ROME — An Italian court refused Tuesday to lift an order of house arrest for Francesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship tha...

Italy Keeps Costa Concordia Captain Under House Arrest

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

ROME — An Italian court refused Tuesday to lift an order of house arrest for Francesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship tha...

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 ...

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...