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.
The Costa Concordia’s owner has brought in new safety measures for its ships, including real-time tracking of routes and limits on its captains’ absolute authority – as its biggest liner was launched. The measures are aimed at ensuring there is no repeat of the tragedy in which 32 people died. Emergency safety training will now be given to passengers before the ships leave port – and a monitoring system will identify anyone who have not attended and encourage them to do so. The new Costa Fascinosa Read More Sky News Read More Miami Herald Read More Cruise Critic Read More UPI Read More Daily Mail Read More Voice of America