The wreck of the Costa Concordia still lists in the waters off Giglio, more than a year after the crash. Commercial pilots flying overhead are known to point it out to passengers. It’s been photographed from space. Recently the doomed vessel demanded a second rescue after a group of thrill-seeking tourists got too close to the wreck and their dinghy nearly overturned in the frigid waters.
Ialian prosecutors broadened the inquiry into the Costa Concordia disaster on Thursday, announcing that they will investigate alleged failings by the cruise line owners. The widening of the investigation is likely to be beneficial to former passengers, and the relatives of the 32 people who died in the tragedy, who have launched class actions against Costa Cruises and its parent company in the United States, Carnival Corporation. They are seeking tens of millions of pounds in compensation for the loss of loved ones and for the trauma they experienced on the night of Jan 13, 2012.
While some survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing say they’re still haunted by the lack of direction, cruise officials point to new safety policies put into place. More than a year after the Costa Concordia capsized off Italy, one big question still haunts survivor Michelle Barraclough: Why were no clear instructions given during the emergency?
Carnival Corp. (CCL)’s Costa Crociere unit is under probe for “possible violations” of the Italian administrative responsibility law in the Costa Concordia shipwreck probe, the company said in a statement.
Falmouth-based marine drilling company Fugro Seacore has been awarded a large contract by Titan-Micoperi to contribute to the recovery of the Costa Concordia, the stricken Italian cruise liner that sank just off the Italian coast in January 2012. Read More The Packet
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The Costa Concordia still remains where it ran aground. It has become a monument to itself and belies the issues – however rare – which were the chink in the industry’s armour. So what of the actual changes which have been made in the last twelve months? The Costa Concordia disaster Travel Daily Media
NAPLES, Italy — The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner says he understands why some people “hate” him, but has no regrets about his actions in the aftermath of the shipwreck that left 32 people dead. The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner says he understands why some people “hate” him, but has no regrets about his actions in the aftermath of the shipwreck that left 32 people dead. Francesco Schettino did not attend the unveiling of memorials in Giglio, Italy, over the weekend as survivors and victims’ families marked the one-year anniversary of the accident. Instead, the luxury cruise liner’s former captain was at his home near Naples, where he lives under some court restrictions.
A year after the Costa Concordia cruise ship sank off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio a major salvage operation is underway. Thirty-two people died when the liner, twice the size of the Titanic, hurtled into rocks on January 13, 2012. Workers will attempt to stabilize the wreck before floating it and towing it to a port for dismantling View More Youtube