Last January, the captain of the Italian mega-cruise ship Costa Concordia committed an apparent act of maritime bravado a few yards from the shore of a Tuscan island. Thirty people were killed, and two are still missing. Six months after one of the biggest passenger shipwrecks in recent history, relatives of the dead attended a memorial service near the site of the disaster.
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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.
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Extreme high tides could have dislodged extra icebergs Moon came the closest to Earth in over 1400 years Titanic theme song played as Costa Concordia sank PASSENGERS on the Titanic may have been better off checking their stars before boarding the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage. Scientists at the Texas State University believe movements of the sun and moon may have altered ocean tides, dislodging icebergs and sending the Titanic to its watery grave, along with 1500 passengers.
Video Image Costa disaster hearing begins without captain Hundreds gather in Italy as a pre-trial hearing into the deadly capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship gets underway – with one notable absence. Andrew Raven reports Captain Francesco Schettino and eight others, including three executives from ship owner Costa Crociere, are under investigation for the January 13 disaster which claimed 32 lives although no-one has yet been formally charged.
- Captain and first officer investigated for manslaughter
- Leaks say Captain knew scale of crash, misled executives
Captain and first officer investigated for manslaughter leaks say Captain knew scale of crash, misled executives Eight bodies found at wrecked Italian cruise ship THE captain of the sunken Costa Concordiacruise liner is being prosecuted for failing to describe to maritime authorities the scope of the disaster. Read More
TRACES of cocaine have been found on a hair sample from the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia. But experts say the discovery does not prove that Francesco Schettino, charged with abandoning his post when the cruise ship ran aground last month had used the drug. The cocaine was not found within the actual fabric of Captain Schettino’s hair or in his urine – the usual signs that someone took the drug. Read More
Locals worried cruise disaster taking a toll on tourism Asking tourists to “make a gesture of love” for GiglioCosta Concordia survivors push for legal changes THE Italian region of Tuscany has invited tourists to visit the island of Giglio – the scene of a cruise ship disaster last month that locals fear could destroy the local economy. Read More