Report: Environmental emergency training connected to Costa Concordia

Environmental emergency training connected to the Costa Concordia wreck is underway on the Tuscan island of Gigli according to a a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) member

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Costa Concordia salvage team brings in Microperi 61 platform
A platform, the Microperi 61, has arrived on scene at the island of Giglio to help refloat the stricken Costa Concordia. The platform has arms to work undersea and set up scaffolding to build a foundation to keep the ship stable. 

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Costa Concordia rock which ripped hole in liner to be memorialized
A massive chunk of rock which ripped a hole in the side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, causing it to capsize six months ago, is to be removed and made into a permanent memorial to the victims of the disaster. The 80-ton rock was wrenched off a reef when the luxury cruise liner veered too close to the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast, on the night of Jan 13. 

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Carnival chief defends handling of Concordia disaster

Travel Weekly UK
By Ian Taylor | Jun 11, 2012 17:48PM GMT The boss of Carnival Corporation, Micky Arison, has hit back at claims by a crisis management expert that the company handled the sinking of the Costa Concordiaappallingly. MediaHouse executive chairman Jack 

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Ga. county struggles with issues related to sinking shrimp boat

The Republic
sinking shrimp boat highlights the potential danger faced by boaters and property owners when vessels are abandoned on waterways in the Savannah area, county officials say. Crews spent much of last week trying to upright the derelict shrimper Dammit  after it broke loose from its moorings and began to drift.

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Life returning to normal on Giglio Island after Costa Concordia

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I was looking at the wreck of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground Jan. 13 just outside Giglio’s harbor. As the ferry whipped past, my eyes were drawn to the great wreck, which lay on its side with a long, rusty gash in its hull. It name was inscribed on a white bow towering above the water. The ship was so close to the tiny harbor, massive and modern and incongruous.

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Somalian pirates release oil tanker, $4M ransom

Times of Oman – ‎15 hours ago‎
Muscat: Oil and chemical tanker MT Liquid Velvet, hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, was released from captivity on June 4, and is heading to Salalah, Oman, according to international maritime security forces. The tanker was hijacked on October 31, 2011 by Somali pirates while it was approaching the Gulf of Aden on its way to Mormugao, India. The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker is owned and managed by Athens-based Elmira Tankers.

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