Tuscany to help family of diver Israel Franco Moreno killed on Concordia job

The Tuscany regional government said Tuesday that it is offering financial assistance to the family of a diver who was killed while working on the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner. Israel Franco Moreno, 42, of Spain died Saturday while assisting with the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia, which killed 32 people when it crashed on rocks and sank in January 2012 off the Tuscan coast near Grossetto. Hundreds were injured in the shipwreck and since the disaster, efforts have been made to refloat the stricken liner so it can be towed away for salvage after it was set upright in September. An investigation is continuing but it is believed that Moreno, while trying to attack floatation tanks to the Concordia wreck, cut his leg and bled to death, despite efforts by his diving partner to get him to the surface and waiting paramedics.

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Shipwrecked Costa Concordia To Be Removed In June

The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck will start its final phase of an unprecedented $817 million salvage effort in June when it will be taken off Tuscany and moved off to a port to be disassembled, the Associated Press reported.

The timetable and the rundown of what would be needed for the ship to be refloated again was provided by Italy’s civil protection chief and Costa Crociere officials at a news conference on Friday.

The conference was held just days before the second anniversary of the ship’s January 13, 2012, grounding that killed 32 people, the AP reported. Piombino, Genoa, Palermo and Civitavecchia are some of the ports that are bidding to take in the wreck and dismantle it for scrap. Ports in France, Turkey, Britain and even China are also bidding for the job.

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Costa Concordia cruise ship to be raised next week

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast.

The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms.

Workers will look for the bodies of two people, an Italian and an Indian unaccounted for since the disaster, as machines haul the 114,000-tonne ship upright and underwater cameras comb the seabed.

The exact day of the Concordia’s rotation – known as parbuckling – has yet to be set, but on Wednesday Civil Protection Commissioner Franco Gabrielli said Monday was likely. Read More

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Safety rules in wake of the Costa Concordia tragedy

Times of Malta
Maritime safety measures come under the spotlight when a disaster occurs. Last January 13, the cameras turned on Giglio island, where the Costa Concordia was grounded and capsized off the coast with more than 4,000 passengers on board. This incident prompted the enhancement of safety measures for European Union-based passenger ships. Even before, the Commission was discussing the possible revision of Directive 2009/45/EC which deals with safety rules and standards for liners. However, the Costa Concordia disaster pressured the EU to expedite the process for immediate action to be taken on the revision on passenger safety rules.

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Costa Concordia captain sails again

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THE captain of disaster cruise liner the Costa Concordia returns to sea — as he sails a boat with a pal. Francesco Schettino. At the controls … Francesco Schettino. Francesco Schettino wore swimming trunks as he took to the waves near his home in Sorrento. His pal steered the boat for a while — then handed over to the 52-year-old who was at the controls when the Concordia hit a reef off Italy in January.
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But he is not the right man for the job!

Times of Malta
Welcome Aboard was shot on the Costa Atlantica, which was captained by Francesco Schettino at the time. The Costa Concordia’s captain was exemplary as a consultant for a French comedy film shot before the cruise ship’s disaster in January. Francesco Schettino is one of nine people under investigation for the tragedy which claimed 32 lives out of the 4,229 passengers and crew on board.

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Capsized Costa Concordia to be salvaged in one piece

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Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast in January 2012, will be salvaged in one piece, according to a report. The US-owned company Titan Salvage has won the bid to remove the ship, which struck the island of Giglio on January 13, after its captain allegedly steered the liner carrying 4200 people close to shore in an apparent stunt.

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