The Eaves law firm said it was suing for punitive damages in California over the design of the doomed luxury Costa Concordia and hoped that a win would see all similarly designed cruise ships declared unseaworthy. “We filed a claim for punitive damages against Carnival and the architects who designed the Concordia, for purposefully ignoring safety to maximise profit,” lawyer John Arthur Eaves told a Rome press conference. Read More Canada.com Read More THV Read More Daily Echo Read More Globe and Mail
MILAN – Salvage work to remove the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from its rocky perch off Tuscany, where 32 people died, will begin early next month and is expected to take a year, the Italian owner announced Saturday. The U.S.-owned company Titan Salvage won the bid to remove the ship.
The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on January 15, 2012 in the harbour of the Tuscan island of Giglio after it ran aground and keeled over after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. ROME – Most Europeans still think cruises are safe despite the Costa Concordia shipwreck tragedy on January 13 that claimed 32 lives, according to a poll by cruise ship operator MSC published on Tuesday. The poll by the Interactive Institute of 2,524 people in France, Germany, Italy and Spain from February 3 to 14 found that 78.5 percent of respondents considered cruises a safe way to travel. Read More
People take pictures near the cruise liner Costa Concordia (not pictured) lying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 27, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. Tuscany has invited tourists to visit the island of Giglio amidst fears that the shipwreck could ruin the island’s economy. Read More
Salvage workers Sunday began pumping fuel from the shipwrecked Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, a day ahead of schedule, officials said. Operations began at about 5 pm on the wreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio, to remove fuel from seven of the ship’s tanks, with conditions calm. Read More