Raise the Concordia! The world’s largest salvage operation

It’s been well over a year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off the small island of Giglio on Italy’s west coast, killing 32 passengers and crew.The captain, Francesco Schettino, is accused of sailing the vessel into a large rock while showing off for people on shore. While Schettino’s case winds through the courts, the wreck of the Concordia still lies on its side. Marine recovery experts have devised a complicated plan to roll the enormous cruise ship upright and tow it from the rocky seabed. Originally, the wreck was supposed to have been removed in time for this summer’s tourist season. Now it may be December before the 114,000-tonne ship is refloated, nearly two years after the accident.

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Costa Concordia Incident Report released

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) released the long awaited English translation of its report on the safety technical investigation into the marine casualty on January 13, 2012 involving the cruise ship Costa Concordia.
The ship capsized as a result of large-scale internal flooding from a 53-meter long breach of its hull involving five watertight compartments. The breach occurred when the ship allided at a speed of 16 knots with the Scole Rocks off Giglio Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea at 21 45 07 local time.

Costa Concordia Incident Report released Ministero delle infrastrutture e dei trasporti

Underwriters settle for flat Costa hull renewal

The 1 June hull and machinery (H&M) and increased value (IV) renewal placement for loss-hit cruise operator Costa Crociere has settled for flat pricing on the basis that the insured would not collect a no-claims bonus, The Insurance Insider understands.

Following the high-profile $500mn total loss of the Costa Concordia in 2012, the expiring placement had incorporated a loss addition premium (AP) and pushed the rate up 50 percent in cash terms from $30mn to around $45mn.

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Italian Maritime Authorities’ Release Official Costa Concordia Grounding

The report reveals that the former Captain of the Costa Concordia, Captain Francesco Schettino, was in command of the vessel in January 2012 when it hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people, with a catalogue of errors by the captain documented in the report. Captain Schettino, who is charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship and potentially facing 20 years in prison for his part in the maritime disaster off the island of Giglio, is blamed not only for causing the accident, but also for delaying the evacuation, leaving 300 passengers on board, when he boarded a lifeboat, with 80 still fighting for their lives when he was already ashore.

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Costa Concordia: The Captain Did It

Costa Concordia grounded off the coast of Italy in January 2012, where the cruise ship still sits today. Removal of the ship is a well-defined work in progress, now over halfway complete. Placing blame for the grounding, which resulted in the death of 32 people, is also coming into focus. Last week, Italian maritime authorities released a 176-page official report that documents much of what we already knew and verifies some suspicions. Captain Francesco Schettino, 53, is blamed for causing the accident and delaying the evacuation. He is charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. The report verifies that Schettino was in command of the vessel when it hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany.

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Italian investigators detail Concordia chaos and confusion

The severity of the Costa Concordia shipwreck was chiefly due to the “unconventional behavior” of its captain and weak emergency management, an Italian safety agency has concluded. The findings of the Italian Marine Casualties Investigative Body are part of a definitive 176-page report on the 2012 accident. While it did not absolve Costa Cruises’ shoreside oversight, the report said Capt. Francesco Schettino lied about the extent of damages to authorities. It further said that his delays in declaring an emergency and in deciding to abandon ship had fatal consequences.

Italian investigators detail Concordia ‘chaos and confusion’ Travel Weekly

Final Report: The Captain Did It

Costa Concordia grounded off the coast of Italy in January 2012, where the cruise ship still sits today. Removal of the ship is a well-defined work in progress, now over halfway complete. Placing blame for the grounding, which resulted in the death of 32 people, is also coming into focus. Last week, Italian maritime authorities released a 176-page official report that documents much of what we already knew and verifies some suspicions.

Captain Francesco Schettino, 53, is blamed for causing the accident and delaying the evacuation. He is charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. The report verifies that Schettino was in command of the vessel when it hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany.

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Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino facing criminal trial

It took a long while to determine but at last there has been a decision on whether to send Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino to trial. A judge in Grosetto, Italy ruled this week that prosecutors can go ahead with the charges. Schettino was the captain of the ship on the Jan. 13, 2012 when it hit a reef and ran aground some 300 metres from the Italian island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay. There were more than 4,200 passengers and crew onboard the 114,500 tonnes ship, of which 32 died when the ship listed over. Sixty-five percent of the cruise liner is underwater still.

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Italian investigators detail Concordia ‘chaos and confusion’

The severity of the Costa Concordia shipwreck was chiefly due to the “unconventional behavior” of its captain and weak emergency management, an Italian safety agency has concluded. The findings of the Italian Marine Casualties Investigative Body are part of a definitive 176-page report on the 2012 accident. While it did not absolve Costa Cruises’ shoreside oversight, the report said Capt. Francesco Schettino lied about the extent of damages to authorities. It further said that his delays in declaring an emergency and in deciding to abandon ship had fatal consequences…

Italian investigators detail Concordia ‘chaos and confusion’ Travel Weekly
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