Five bodies retrieved from Costa Concordia

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Rome – Scuba divers on Monday brought to shore all five of the bodies discovered last week in the wreck of the  Costa Concordia, rescue officials in Italy said. The five bodies – which have yet to be identified – were found on Thursday. The discovery brought to 30 the number of people who died from the January 13 accident involving the Italian cruise ship.

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Costa Concordia Disaster: Bell Disappears From Shipwreck Site

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ROME, March 15 – Underwater thieves have evaded an array of laser systems that measure millimetric shifts in the Costa Concordia shipwreck and 24-hour surveillance by the Italian coast guard and police to haul off a symbolic booty – the ship’s bell. Prosecutors have opened an investigation to find out who filched the modern-day Titanic’s bell.

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Costa Concordia Survivors Attend 1st Hearing On Shipwreck (PHOTOS)

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GROSSETO, Italy — The first hearing of the criminal investigation into the Costa Concordia’s shipwreck was held in a theater Saturday instead of a courthouse because of high demand, with angry survivors seeking compensation, justice and the truth. The judge at the hearing assigned four experts to analyze the cruise ship’s data recorder and ordered them to report their findings in July, confirming predictions by Prosecutor Francesco Verusio that examination of the data, as well as of conversations involving officers on the ship’s bridge, could take months.

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Costa Concordia Case: First Evidence Hearing Begins

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GROSSETO, Italy — The first hearing of the criminal investigation into the Costa Concordia’s shipwreck was held in a theater Saturday instead of a courthouse because of high demand, with angry survivors seeking compensation, justice and the truth. The judge at the hearing assigned four experts to analyze the cruise ship’s data recorder and ordered them to report their findings in July
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Costa Concordia: Eight more bodies found as death toll rises to 25

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Eight bodies, including that of a five-year-old girl, have been found by divers on the capsizedCosta Concordia cruise ship. It brings the number of confirmed dead since the ship hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio last month to 25. The young girl is likely to be Dayana Arlotti, who was last seen with her father attempting to find a way off the stricken ship. Read More

Costa Concordia Disaster: Francesco Schettino Hair Sample Showed Traces Of …

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By FRANCES D’EMILIO 02/18/12 02:24 PM ET AP ROME — Lawyers for survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship on Saturday pressed for new drug tests on the ship’s captain after traces of cocaine were reportedly found on the outside of a hair sample.But the consultant who did the analyses for prosecutors stood by results, which found no presence of the drug in urine samples or within the hair of Captain Francesco Schettino.
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More Survivors Would Be Miracle, Official Says

Costa Concordia Disaster: More Survivors Would Be Miracle, Official Says
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Costa is owned by Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise company. Foschi stressed that such deviations from charted routes are supposed to follow strict protocols that ensure safety: ports are informed, the company is informed
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