January 8, 2013. Long-Term Impact From the Costa Concordia Cruise Disaster? Tweet. Special: The Costa Concordia Disaster, 1 Year Later ) — The Costa Concordia tragedy shined a bright light on cruising and the industry’s safety precautions. In the year since the tragedy, the cruise industry has vowed to monitor and improve safety standards.
We had just sat down and ordered at the restaurant in the stern when we heard a huge bang and we knew immediately that we had hit something. Then came the earthquake, which was the ship being opened like a tin of tuna as it scraped along the rocks of Read More The Guardian Read More Cruise Critic
Judgment Day Coming Soon
Italian prosecutors have finished investigating the Costa Concordia tragedy and are preparing to bring charges against the captain and seven other people. The captain will be accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The head investigator said he expects to file a request for an indictment at the end of January Read More Cruise Critic Read More Daily Mail Read More Insurance Insider Read More gCaptain Read More NYDailyNews
GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) – The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, took the witness stand in a pre-trial hearing on Thursday, refusing to accept sole blame for sinking the cruise liner with the loss of 32 lives. Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship before the evacuation of more than 4,000 passengers and crew was complete. He has admitted making mistakes but says he should not be the only person blamed.”We are trying to find out exactly what happened,” Schettino’s lawyer Francesco Pepe told journalists in a break during the closed-door hearing in Grosseto.
After Concordia: Court Experts Broaden Blame for Disaster to Crew, Cruise Line. Tweet. (4:40 p.m. EDT) – Court-appointed experts say that the captain of the Costa Concordia is almost entirely to blame for the January disaster that left 32 people dead.
Cruise Critic … sold for scrap according to news reports from Italy. The ship — the oldest in the Costa fleet — has been unused since the incident, which left passengers without lights, air-conditioning or working toilets and came just weeks after the Costa Read More Cruise Critic Read More Mail Online
The massive Costa Concordia still rests on its side on the rocky sea floor off the coast of Giglio — and will for many more months. We will be sailing the Med on October 03, 2012 and would like to know if any past sailers on Serenade of the Seas have cruised by the Costa Concordia.
Cruise Critic Costa Concordia: Black Box Findings Delayed Until October. Tweet. (2:30 p.m. BST) — The black box recordings of the Costa Concordia will not be revealed until mid-October, an Italian judge said at a hearing today where the data was due to be made public. Read More Cruise Critic Read More The Inquisitr Read More Huffington Post
9NEWS.com NEW YORK – Captain Francesco Schettino, the man at the helm just before the fatal Costa Concordiaaccident, sat down and spoke for himself for an hour-and-a-half exclusively to NBC News. He is accused of manslaughter, causing the wreck by coming too close to an island and then abandoning ship. He accepts some, but not all, responsibility for this enormous disaster which sent more than 4,000 people scrambling to get off the ship and killing 32 people, describing it to NBC’s Michelle Kosinki as “a really bad day in his life.” Read More 9news Read More UPI.com Read More MJ Read More The Australian Read More Legal Examiner Read More South FLorida Business Journal Read More Cruise Critic
Another lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia tragedy, this time against Carnival Corp. & PLC, owner of the ill-fated cruise ship that capsized this year, killing 32. The latest suit alleges that design faults on the Concordia hampered its evacuation, making it slow and problematic, according to a CBS report. The suit, filed in a California court by Mississippi lawyer John Arthur Eaves, is seeking a minimum of $10 million for two unidentified plaintiffs, plus punitive damages.