German victim’s family seeks $10m from cruise firm

Irish Times
The legal implications of the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, in which 30 people died when the ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany in January, were felt in Texas last weekend. A court in Galveston first seized, and later released, the cruise liner Carnival Triumph, which is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, parent company of Costa Cruises, which sailed the Concordia. A $10 million dollar suit was filed against Carnival Cruise Lines by the relatives of a German woman, Siglinde Stumpf, who drowned in the shipwreck. Essentially, the suit aims to hold the parent company, Carnival, responsible for the inadequate safety procedures.

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Costa Concordia: Cruise Ship Will Be Righted And Refloated

Sky News
The stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia is to be righted and refloated in what will be the biggest operation of its kind ever seen. Teams of engineers will work around the clock seven days a week for a year in an operation which is expected to start in May, four months after the liner struck rocks and capsized leaving 32 people dead, with two bodies still unaccounted for. The ship is currently lying at an angle of 80 degrees on rocks known as Seagull Point, where it ran aground on January 13.

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