Cruise liner remains marooned off the coast of Tuscany nearly a year after it sank in January 2012,New footage shows ongoing salvage operation of the 114,500 ton ship. Never before seen underwater footage of the Costa Concordia salvage operation has emerged as the year anniversary of the ship’s sinking approaches. Read More Daily Mail Read More Digital Journal
Costa Concordia Removal Planned by Fall 2013 Occupational Health and Safety
Titan Salvage and Micoperi, the two companies hired to remove the Costa Concordia cruise ship from Giglio island’s rocks and tow it away to be scrapped, now report they expect to complete the job by the end of summer 2013. The companies are posting regular reports
We had just sat down and ordered at the restaurant in the stern when we heard a huge bang and we knew immediately that we had hit something. Then came the earthquake, which was the ship being opened like a tin of tuna as it scraped along the rocks of Read More The Guardian Read More Cruise Critic
Ninemsn … January this year, killing 32 people. Never before seen footage from inside the wrecked Costa Concordiahas emerged ahead of the shipwreck’s first anniversary, drawing comparisons with the ghostly pictures of the Titanic. The cruise liner, which was marooned off the coast of Tuscany in January killing 32 people./
Judgment Day Coming Soon
Italian prosecutors have finished investigating the Costa Concordia tragedy and are preparing to bring charges against the captain and seven other people. The captain will be accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The head investigator said he expects to file a request for an indictment at the end of January Read More Cruise Critic Read More Daily Mail Read More Insurance Insider Read More gCaptain Read More NYDailyNews
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GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) – Prosecutors have concluded their investigation into the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner in which 32 people died and are preparing to seek a trial for its captain and seven other people. Captain Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship, which was carrying some 4,000 passengers and crew when it hit rocks and capsized after he brought it too close to the island of Giglio.
Eleven months after wrecking at sea, the Italian luxury liner awaits one of the most expensive and daunting salvage operations eve. Ever since the wreck of the Costa Concordia 11 months ago, the huge Italian luxury liner has been sitting, semi-submerged, off the coast of Tuscany, looking like a big, beached whale. It’s the largest passenger ship ever capsized, easily surpassing the Titanic. And removing the ship has turned out to be the most complicated, the most expensive, the most daunting and the riskiest salvage operation ever.
When the 951-ft.-long luxury liner hit a rock 11 months ago off the Italian coast, it was the biggest passenger ship ever to capsize. Now, the salvage operation to float and tow away the huge vessel is the biggest maritime salvage operation ever undertaken.
CBS News video: “60 Minutes” goes inside Costa Concordia salvage effort – The Costa Concordia luxury liner made history when it became the biggest passenger ship ever to capsize. Now, there is a massive operation planned to get that ship salvaged. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley…