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.

Water quality around Costa Concordia wreck unaffected by ship Digital Journal

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.

Report into boat accident says ship was in poor condition Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Costa president leaving post


The president of Carnival Corp.’s Italy-based Costa Crociere S.p.A., Gianni Onorato, has resigned his post at the cruise operator.

In a statement Monday, Costa said that Onorato had announced he was leaving the company immediately β€œto pursue a new career direction.”

Costa president leaving post