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Salvage workers have pumped over a third of the fuel out of the shipwrecked Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, the ship’s owner said in a statement Friday. “From the time defueling began (on February 12) until 7:00 am (0600 GMT) on February 17, a total of 952 cubic meters of fuel had been pumped out of four tanks located in the forward part of the ship,” Costa Crociere said. Read More
Family of passengers and crew missing since the Italian cruise ship the Costa Concordia hit a reef last month boated to the site and threw out roses in honor of their loved ones. One man still holds out hope his brother might be alive. “I haven’t lost hope yet, anything can still happen, a miracle.”
People take pictures near the cruise liner Costa Concordia (not pictured) lying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 27, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. Tuscany has invited tourists to visit the island of Giglio amidst fears that the shipwreck could ruin the island’s economy. Read More
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Attorneys representing many of the passengers who were aboard the doomed Costa Concordia Cruise Ship that capsized off the Italian coast in January are filing an Amended Complaint on behalf of thirty-nine individual plaintiffs in State Court before the Florida Circuit Court (11th Judicial Circuit) in Miami-Dade County. Although previous reports indicated a class action was filed, this is incorrect; no class certification is sought as the respective losses and injuries suffered by each plaintiff is unique. The initial complaint in the matter styled Scimone v. Carnival Cruise Lines, et al., under docket number 12-3496 CA 4 was filed for individually named plaintiffs on January 27, 2012.
Locals worried cruise disaster taking a toll on tourism Asking tourists to “make a gesture of love” for GiglioCosta Concordia survivors push for legal changes THE Italian region of Tuscany has invited tourists to visit the island of Giglio – the scene of a cruise ship disaster last month that locals fear could destroy the local economy. Read More
Just a few weeks ago, the world watched in horror as the news coverage of the sinking of the cruise shipCosta Concordia off the Italian coast unfolded. Owned by a subsidiary of the Miami-based Carnival Corp., the ship began taking on water and turned on its side after being gashed by a reef off Giglio Island. At least 17 people were killed and 15 remain unaccounted for. Thousands more were injured.
A mother and daughter from Maryland fear for their lives when the Costa Concordiacapsizes off Italy. Mary Bubala has their story of survival from inside the shipwreck. A once in a lifetime vacation– a gift from a proud mother to her daughter who had just graduated from the University of Maryland. But the dream trip turned into one of the worst cruise ship disasters since the Titanic. Read More
Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster relive the chain of events that lead them to fight for survival off the coast of Italy in January. In a preview of Crusie Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia, due to air on Discovery Sunday, survivors are captured saying “we’ve got to jump” as experts dissect exactly what went wrong. “It felt like a movie. It felt like something that could never happen,” a survivor says Read More