Italian prosecutors have officially requested an indictment of the Costa Concordia‘s captain on manslaughter charges after the grounding of the cruise liner killed 32 people off the Tuscan coast last year. Prosecutors in Grosseto, Tuscany, are also seeking the trial of Francesco Schettino on charges of causing a shipwreck and abandoning the vessel during the frantic and confused evacuation of passengers and crew.
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Costa boss donates $1m to Concordia charity. The boss of Costa Concordia owner Costa Crociere is reported to have donated a quarter of his last pay package to charity. Pier Luigi Foschi gave his $969,000 bonus for 2011-12 to the Costa Foundation, set up following the disaster last January in which 32 people died off the Italian island of Giglio. Costa boss donates $1m to Concordia charity TravelWeekly
Daily LedesCosta Concordia John Arthur Eaves Jr. is suing Carnival Cruise Lines on behalf of a Texas woman who was aboard the Triumph ship. This will be his second time to file suit against Carnival in Texas. “Texans who watched Carnival’s million-dollar ad campaign in Texas and bought their tickets in Texas and who boarded the ship in Texas deserve to have their case heard in Texas by a Texas judge,”
When Rose Metcalf landed a job as a dancer on a cruise liner, she felt her dreams had come true. She performed in variety shows as the ship – the Costa Concordia – cruised along the Italian coast. But on Friday 13th January 2012, the ship hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany and began to sink. Surviving the Costa Concordia Disaster BBC
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American Flagship Executive Claims CARNIVAL TRIUMPH, CARNIVAL SPLENDOR and Even COSTA CONCORDIA Are But “Tip of the Iceberg”. NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — World City America Inc. President Stephanie Gallagher asks when will U.S. politicians and reporters ask the right questions about this NON-U.S. industry? American passengers account for over 90 percent of the revenues earned by over 150 foreign-flag cruise ships sailing out of U.S. ports. It’s a $40 BILLION-a-year industry that competes unfairly with American hotels, resorts, casinos and convention facilities. “Unfairly” because it is exempt from U.S. safety, environmental and labor regulations. It DOES NOT pay U.S. corporate taxes on its profits, and it is not required to hire American officers or crew. American Flagship Executive Claims CARNIVAL TRIUMPH, CARNIVAL SPLENDOR and Even COSTA CONCORDIA Are But “Tip of the Iceberg” ereleases Interview with Alberto- Rescuer of the Costa Concordia Passengers … Capturing Lavita.com
Robert Mauri and his wife Megan were on the Costa Concordia Cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy a year ago. “When I saw this happened again, it kind of brought us back to the situation about being stranded in a place where you don’t have very much control. And it’s unfortunate that plans and things aren’t being done when things like this happen.”
The ongoing trials and tribulations of Carnival’s cruise ship “Triumph” (which you can read about by clicking here) have led to the emergence of a ghost of ship wrecks past — at least technologically. On January 12, 2013, the Costa Concordia cruise ship (also owned by Carnival) hit a reef and ran aground at Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, leaving 32 people dead.