Costa Concordia delayed, now won’t move until the Spring of 2014

The raising and towing to a port of the Costa Concordia is something inhabitants of the island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay want to see done as soon as possible. However, it’s islanders who have put another delay on when the job will be completed by. That’s because they would like to have their summer tourist season unaffected, the Telegraph in the U.K. reports. It’s expected that raising the Costa Concordia is going to cause dirty water and debris to pour from the ship for a lengthy period of time, an unpleasant and even smelly undertaking.

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Salvors Confirm: Costa Concordia Upright by Early September

Engineers from the joint venture hired to refloat the cruise ship updated the mayor and residents of the island of Giglio on June 25.

Titan-Micoperi, the joint venture of two companies hired to refloat the stranded cruise ship Costa Concordia, posted an update that says they intend to turn the ship upright by early September. The news release says officials updated the mayor and residents of the island of Giglio on June 25 with this information.

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Despite tragedy, we still love cruising

The European cruise ship business grew by three percent in 2012 despite the eurozone crisis and the Costa Concordia liner disaster, a trade report said

“In the wake of European economic and financial uncertainties, European waters have become the new main streets for ports and cities to get down to business,” Manfredi Lefebvre d’Odivio, the chairman of Cruise Lines International Association Europe said in the report released in Brussels.

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Costa Concordia will not be moved until May 2014

The wreck of the Costa Concordia will not be towed away from the island of Giglio until next Spring at the earliest – more than two years after it capsized, claiming the lives of 32 people. The timetable for removing the 950ft-long cruise liner has continually slipped, to the dismay of the island’s inhabitants, who want it towed off as soon as possible.
It was originally intended to refloat the ship and tow it away with tug boats early this Spring.

Costa Concordia will not be moved until May 2014…cont. The Telegraph

Good to Go


According to The Parbuckling Project, the water condition in the island of Giglio is good. The people of Giglio received this positive news from the Observatory on the recovery of the Costa Concordia during the last, periodic information meeting on the progress of operations for the removal of the wreck.

Such findings are the result of research studies conducted by authoritative study groups composed of Arpat, Ispra and by the Universities of Florence, Pisa, Rome, Cagliari and the Politecnico of Marche.
Scientific data shows that, despite the presence of the wreck, the sea state is no different from the rest of the island waters and from the sea water of Tuscany.

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Special report: Meetings at sea

Special report: Meetings at sea

DESPITE THE WELL-PUBLICISED partial sinking of the Costa Concordia early last year and a spate of norovirus outbreaks aboard cruise vessels, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) cruising options are springing up globally, with reports that the sector is set to become a thriving growth market.

Research from Amadeus and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), conducted after the Concordia incident, found that business cruising is gaining momentum, despite the negative press, with nearly two-thirds of 1,400 travel professionals familiar with MICE cruises reporting they are likely, or possibly likely, to book an onboard meeting or event in the next year, spurred on in part by the industry’s proactive use of social media.

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Costa Concordia Shipwreck Has Had No Impact

The Costa Concordia shipwreck has had no impact on the water quality surrounding the site or on the shores of Giglio island, scientists in Italy have determined.

Scientific data collected at the site has shown that, despite the presence of the wreck, the sea state is no different from the rest of the island’s waters and from the sea water of Tuscany. The tests were conducted on behalf of the Observatory that oversees the recovery of the Costa Concordia.

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Water quality around Costa Concordia wreck unaffected by ship

Tests released to the public on the island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay reveal that water quality around the partially-submerged Costa Concordia is good. The tests reveal that the water by the ship is of the same quality as elsewhere in the area.
Costa Cruises, owner/operator of the Costa Concordia, is paying for the testing and they are being conducted by researchers from the University of Florence, the University of Pisa and the University of Rome, and others. Tests were conducted on not just water but also on colonies of mussels, sea urchins and fish in the area.

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Report into boat accident says ship was in poor condition –

A REPORT into the sinking of tourist boat – ‘the Vixen’ – last September has said the tourist boat that sank on Loch Lomond causing five passengers to jump into the water was in “poor condition”.
The report follows an inquiry from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Maib) which found a series of failings in the condition of the boat and its operation.

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