Hungarian Family Claims $400 Mln Over Costa Concordia, MTI Says

Businessweek
The family of Sandor Feher, a Hungarian who died in the wreck of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, is claiming $400 million compensation from the ship’s operators, Hungarian state news agency MTI reported, citing lawyers representing Feher’s parents.In the claim filed in a New York court, the family accuses Carnival (CCL) Plc, Carnival (CCL) Corp. and their Italian subsidiary, Costa Crociere, of “serious negligence”

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Cruise boat slams into two other vessels during fireworks on Saturday

The Province
It wasn’t the Costa Concordia, nor was captain Francesco Schettino at the helm — but as Italy lit up the night sky Saturday in English Bay, a cruise boat with 250 people on board crashed into two smaller vessels during the fireworks celebration in English Bay, Vancouver. On Sunday the Vancouver police Marine Squad gained entry to the cruise boat after they were called in to investigate the collision.
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Costa Concordia captain sails again

The Sun
THE captain of disaster cruise liner the Costa Concordia returns to sea — as he sails a boat with a pal. Francesco Schettino. At the controls … Francesco Schettino. Francesco Schettino wore swimming trunks as he took to the waves near his home in Sorrento. His pal steered the boat for a while — then handed over to the 52-year-old who was at the controls when the Concordia hit a reef off Italy in January.
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