Captain Francesco Schettino (C) of cruise ship Costa Concordia is escorted into a prison by police officers at Grosseto, after being questioned by magistrates in this still image from a video January 17, 2012. Schettino is facing another charge. The captain of the sunken Costa Concordia cruise liner is being prosecuted for failing to describe to maritime authorities the scope of the disaster.
Eight bodies, including that of a five-year-old girl, have been found by divers on the capsizedCosta Concordia cruise ship. It brings the number of confirmed dead since the ship hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio last month to 25. The young girl is likely to be Dayana Arlotti, who was last seen with her father attempting to find a way off the stricken ship. Read More
by Dario Thuburn ROME — Eight more bodies, including a five-year-old Italian girl, were found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia as Europe’s biggest cruise ship operator was caught up on Wednesday in the probe into the tragedy. Three managers of Costa Crociere received formal notifications that they were under investigation along with four officers from the liner, joining Captain Francesco Schettino and first officer Ciro Ambrosio as suspects Read More
By msnbc.com news services
The Costa Concordia, a luxury liner carrying more than 4200 passengers and crew, struck a rock off the Tuscan coast on Jan. 13. A gash in the ship’s side flooded the engine rooms and caused the vessel to capsize. Dozens of survivors are suing Carnival Corp. and its subsidiary Costa Cruise Lines for at least $528 million in damages. Read More
By Super Admin
The ship was carrying 4229 passengers and crew when it struck rocks off Giglio island and keeled over on the night of January 13. “Bodies of victims have been located. It seems there are four. The operation to recover them is under way,” said spokeswoman Francesca Maffini. Read More