Supplies reach befouled cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico

CNN
(CNN) — Much-needed supplies and a third tugboat are heading across the Gulf of Mexico to try to make the end of the miserable voyage of the Carnival Triumph as comfortable as possible for hungry travelers who have waited in lines for hours for food  and other necessities.
Supplies reach befouled cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico CNN

Another Judge Dismisses Costa Concordia Lawsuit Filed in Florida

Last September Carnival won its first battle arising out of the January 2012 Costa Concordia disaster when U.S. District Court judge Robin Rosenbaum held that the lawsuits against Carnival should be filed in Italy.

Yesterday another District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit by cruise passengers against Carnival. Federal Judge William Dimitrouleas held that the passengers’ lawsuit should be filed in Italy.

Another Judge Dismisses Costa Concordia Lawsuit Filed in Florida Cruise law news

Giglio Residents Updated on Costa Concordia Salvage Progress

One underwater platform has been installed and the second is about to be placed. Later this month, the salvors will complete a simulation model predicting how much water inside the ship will be released when it is rotated upright. A Feb. 9 update from Titan Salvage and Micoperi, the companies in partnership to remove the stranded cruise ship Costa Concordia from the coast of the Italian island Giglio, says salvage operations have continued without delays
Giglio Residents Updated on Costa Concordia Salvage Progress Occupational Health & Safety

Carnival cruise ship to be towed after fire


CNN
(CNN) — A Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 passengers and crew will be towed to port after a weekend engine fire left it dead in the water, a cruise line official said. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Vigorous arrived to aid the stranded ship early Monday, the Coast Guard said.

Carnival cruise ship to be towed after fire strands it in Gulf of Mexico CNN Travel
Carnival cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico to be towed after engine fire Miami Herald
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There is no real connection between the Thomson Majesty and the Costa Concordia

The Independent
Some may be quick to connect the deaths of five crew members aboard the Thomson Majesty on the island of La Palma with the Costa Concordia disaster just over a year ago. In fact, the only apparent link is that the crew were practising the emergency deployment of lifeboats in order to ensure a safe evacuation were the order given to abandon ship.

Simon Calder: There is no real connection between the Thomson Majesty and the Costa Concordia disaster The Independent

Experience: we honeymooned on the Costa Concordia

The Guardian
It was 9.45pm on a Sunday evening and my wife, Emily, and I were relaxing in our cabin on the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia. We’d married two weeks earlier and this was our honeymoon: 17 days cruising around Europe. At first we thought nothing of the soft scratching noise, although later we’d realise it was the sound of the hull being ripped open by a rock. Moments after, we felt the ship tilt ever so slightly to the starboard side…

Read More Experience: we honeymooned on the Costa ConcordiaA bottle of wine inched across the table and toppled off, then all our papers flew off the desk‘ The Guardian
Costa Concordia and Superstorm Sandy hit insurer Catlin The Telegraph

Italy’s Casualty Report

Costa Concordia‘: Italy’s Casualty Report Overdue
MarineLink
The issues that ICS members considered included: frustration with the failure of Italy to submit a full maritime casualty report to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) following the ‘Costa Concordia’ cruise ship tragedy which occurred over a year ago; the continuing discussions at IMO and elsewhere on the best means of achieving further carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction from ships; and serious concerns that the IMO Convention on Ship Recycling, adopted to improve standards throughout the world’s ship recycling yards, is in danger of being undermined by regional measures being discussed by the European Union.

Costa Concordia ‘: Italy’s Casualty Report Overdue Marine Link
Crane replaces rock that hit Costa Concordia cruise ship Cranes Today

Costa Concordia captain fights firing in court

Trade Only Today
Meanwhile, Francesco Schettino, the captain of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship, made his return to court this week to contest being fired from Costa Crociere SpA, the cruise ship company he worked for when the accident occurred, according to
Costa Concordia captain fights firing in court Trade Only
‘Disgraced’ Costa Concordia captain confident of ‘sailing again’ TruthDive
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Costa Concordia Captain in Court WCSH

Costa Concordia captain: I will sail again

Telegraph.co.uk
The former captain of the Costa Concordia is convinced he can one day return to the helm of a cruise ship, despite being under investigation for abandoning ship and causing the deaths of 32 people. He was responding to journalists’ questions as he entered a court near Naples, where he is fighting his dismissal by Costa Cruises, the Italian company that owns the Concordia. He wants his job back, despite being blamed for the disaster that unfolded on the night of Jan 13 last year.

Costa Concordia captain: I will sail again Telegraph
Costa Concordia captain: I’ll command again Washington Times
Costa Concordia captain says he’ll ‘certainly’ command another ship CTv News
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Costa Concordia captain in court to appeal against his sacking – The Birmingham Mail