Schettino hits back

Italian captain Francesco Schettino lashed out at a media “frenzy” last week after his first return to the Costa Concordia, saying people who accused him of abandoning the ship had not understood “a bloody thing”.

“There is a frenzy that is making me nervous,” Schettino told reporters in the port on Giglio Island off Tuscany where his luxury cruise liner crashed on January 13, 2012 in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.

“You have to respect civility. I don’t have anything against you but if you provoke me,” the infamous captain said in increasingly angry remarks accompanied by gesticulation and nervous pacing on the dockside.

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Measles outbreak confirmed: Cruise crew infected by virus

A sea cruise is supposed to be fun, relaxing and take your mind off all the stresses of the world. It is after all a vacation.

A cruise ship sailed out of the Mediterranean Sea according to the Italian public health authorities on Feb. 27 with a crew of forty from the Costa Pacifica in Civitavecchia, Italy. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released a report called a Rapid Risk Assessment on March 6 stating the members of the crew were all tested and their urine samples all showed measles were present.

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‘Record’ nominations for Fugro

Dutch technical consultancy company, Fugro, is among the shortlisted for this year’s Ground Engineering (GE) Awards, with a “record number of shortlisted nominations” in three categories.
The company has been nominated for the Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year award, and has two nominations for the Technical Excellence award – one for its powerful T120 pile-top drill and the other for its drilling activity in the Costa Concordia salvage operation.
“This is a record number of shortlisted nominations for us,” said Tony Hodgson, global business development manager, Fugro Renewable Services.

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Schettino hits back

Italian captain Francesco Schettino lashed out at a media “frenzy” last week after his first return to the Costa Concordia, saying people who accused him of abandoning the ship had not understood “a bloody thing”.

“There is a frenzy that is making me nervous,” Schettino told reporters in the port on Giglio Island off Tuscany where his luxury cruise liner crashed on January 13, 2012 in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.

“You have to respect civility. I don’t have anything against you but if you provoke me,” the infamous captain said in increasingly angry remarks accompanied by gesticulation and nervous pacing on the dockside.

Asked why he had left the ship before all the passengers had been evacuated, Schettino shouted: “You’re still talking about abandoning the ship! It means you haven’t understood a bloody thing!”

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Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino boards grounded off Italy coast for 1st time since disaster

Captain Francesco Schettino stepped aboard the Costa Concordia Thursday for the first time since it capsized off Italy’s coast with him at the controls more than two years ago.

When the vast cruise ship ground into the rocky shore of the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012, 32 people lost their lives. The Costa Concordia has been hoisted upright and secured by salvage workers and is now sitting solidly on two underwater outcrops of rock off the coastline.

Schettino arrived on Giglio aboard a ferry from Italy’s mainland Tuesday night, after the Tuscan court agreed to let him go back onto the ship. The court in Grosseto, where Schettino is facing charges of manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing a shipwreck, authorized an inspection on the Costa Concordia to be carried out by a group of experts and attended by the former captain.

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