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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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 Cruises sailing back to profitability

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Bookings at Costa Cruises are bouncing back from the sharp drop seen in the months after the Costa Concordia accident, and the brand should be back to profitability by next year, according to executives at the line’s parent company. Carnival Corp. vice chairman Howard Frank told Wall Street analysts Tuesday that consumer research shows the perception of the Costa brand is gradually improving in each of the line’s major markets. .

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(AGI) Rome – The plan for the removal of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was approved today. The ship ran aground off the coast of Giglio Island on 13 January. The conference for the presentation of the plan was held today in Rome at the Civil Defence Department chaired by the Commissioner for emergencies, Franco Gabrielli.  

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Titanic to Costa Concordia, has safety at sea improved?

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When the Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk on April 15, 1912, it set into motion a chain of events that would forever change the shipping industry through the introduction of new rules and regulations intended to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again. But 100 years after Titanic slipped beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, claiming the lives of more than 1,500 people, many of the risks remain very much the same.
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