Costa Concordia wreck will not ruin area for holiday-goers

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
(AGI) L’Aquila- “So far, everything is going well”, stated Civil Protection chief Franco Gabrielli after a meeting on the quake. “We are on schedule, and should soon know which company or group of companies will deal with removing the ship.

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Costa Concordia captain’s blunders detailed (blog)
According to a new article in Vanity Fair, the captain of the Costa Concordia made a laundry list of blunders before the cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy. A new magazine article on the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship details a series of blunders and errors on the part of her captain that led to the deaths of at least 32 people and the largest shipwreck in maritime history.

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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

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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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Carnival Ship Released to Sail From Port as Deal Is Struck

A Carnival Corp. cruise liner was released to sail from a Texas port by a U.S. judge who ordered it seized yesterday in a lawsuit over a death in the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Froeschner released the MS Carnival Triumph today from a seizure order holding the cruise liner in its home port of Galveston. 
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