8 Missing After Cargo Ships Collide

A cargo ship sank off southern Greece after colliding with another freighter Monday, leaving two Syrian seamen dead and eight others missing and spurring a large rescue operation, officials said. The accident between the Consouth and the Piri Reis occurred before 7 a.m. The Antigua-flagged Consouth was Antigua-flagged and the Piri Reis was Cook Islands-flagged .

2 Syrian seamen killed, 8 missing after cargo ships collide off southern Greece Fox News

Costa Concordia Refloating

Italian and American companies, Micoperi and Titan Salvage, continue working on refloating the Costa Concordia. Last week the first of 30 giant ‘boxes’ was attached to a side of the doomed cruise ship. There will be 15 of these hollow boxes on either side of the Costa Concordia. Once all 30 are in place a series of cables and pulleys will lift the boat upwards and set it in a floating position, with the hollow boxes enabling it to occur.

Work on refloating Costa Concordia ongoing as giant box attached Digital Journal

First two portside sponsons installed

Yesterday, April 17th, the positioning of the first portside sponson on the Costa Concordia has been succesfully completed. Operations have continued today with installation of the second sponson. Eventually, the sponsons will be welded on the hull of the wreck . At the same time, drillings for next 10 underwater holes will be undergoing in order to position remaining platforms 2 & 3.

First two portside sponsons installed The Parbuckling Project

Safety Board investigating fishing trawler’s crash into docked navy ship

The Transportation Safety Board is conducting interviews today after a Seattle factory fishing trawler being towed into Esquimalt Harbour Tuesday broke away and crashed into a docked warship. The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to Esquimalt to gather information and assess the incident, the safety board said in a media release.The American Dynasty is now in the graving dock. It was being maneuvered in Esquimalt Harbour, with the assistance of two Seaspan tugboats, to be brought to the commercial graving dock for regular maintenance and repairs when the crash occurred.

Safety Board investigating fishing trawler’s crash into docked navy ship at CFB Esquimalt yesterday Times Colonist

Trawler strikes navy ship

Six people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a Royal Canadian Navy frigate was struck by a U.S. fishing trawler near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Vancouver Island. Navy officials said the incident involving HMCS Winnipeg happened around 8 a.m. PT Tuesday at the jetty that CFB Esquimalt uses for mooring. According to an eyewitness, at about 8:20 a.m. the American Dynasty trawler was leaving a big ship repair dock attached to the base.

Trawler strikes navy ship sending 6 to B.C. hospital – HMCS Winnipeg struck by American fishing trawler near CFB Esquimalt CBC News

Subsea imaging firm Adus eyes growth after investment

A Scottish firm whose technology was used to survey the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the Costa Concordia liner expects to achieve rapid growth after a Dutch oil services combine took a 50% stake in the business.Adus, which made its name in the seabed salvage business with its sonar imaging techniques, is planning a big push in markets such as oil and gas after adding Deep Ocean to its shareholder list.Mark Lawrence, a marine archaeologist who co-founded Adus, said the company expects the investment by Deep Ocean to give the company global access and the resources it needs to grow in the energy market.

Subsea imaging firm Adus eyes growth after investment Herald Scotland

Giant boxes attached to Costa Concordia to help refloat it

The first of 30 giant hollow boxes has been attached to the side of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, as efforts intensify to refloat the vessel more than a year after it capsized with the loss of 32 lives.
Giant boxes attached to Costa Concordia to help refloat it The Telegraph
Investigations: Captain of ControversyWSVN
Costa Concordia disaster turned into Bollywood-style musical film

After shipwreck, Costa Concordia gets the musical treatment

Christian Science Monitor
The 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship sinking is the loose inspiration for a new Bollywood-style musical to be filmed in Italy this summer. It was one of the most dramatic maritime disasters in modern times, but the Costa Concordia tragedy has now inspired a Bollywood-style musical.
After shipwreck, Costa Concordia gets the musical treatment Christian Science Monitor
Indian film to be loosely based Costa Concordia shipwreck Travel Blackboard

Should I Buy Carnival?

Who doesn’t remember the Costa Concordia disaster, which killed 32 people in Jan. 2012? That was swiftly followed by a blaze on board sister liner Costa Allegra, which knocked out the power supply. Companies take time to recover from that kind of brand damage. Worse, the mishaps have continued this year — with three cruise liners all suffering technical problems

Should I Buy Carnival? Motley Fool
No such thing as bad publicity for cruises? –TravelMole