Thieves evade lasers to nab shipwreck’s bell

Toronto Sun
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. The giant cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio after hitting a rock on January 13, killing at least 25 people. Seven people are still unaccounted for.

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To cruise, or not to cruise?

Toronto Sun
That’s a question even veteran cruisers are asking themselves with the shipwreck of the Costa Concordiaoff the Italian island of Giglio last month. Even as the cruise line industry tightens its safety procedures – with more rules and regulations for sure to come – it’s a haunting spectacle. The harrowing images of frightened passengers scrambling for their lives and the recovery of 17 bodies with 15 still missing have sent shudders throughout the industry and public.
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