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First Officer: Costa Concordia captain distracted by lover

The captain of tragic Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, was "distracted" on the bridge leading up to the tragedy that killed 32, the ship's First Officer Ciro Ambrosio said. Ambrosio is testifying at the trial of Francesco Schettino this week.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Engineer: Costa Concordia will be towed from Giglio in June

The engineer in charge of the salvage operation of the now-upright Costa Concordia said Saturday the ship could be removed from the shores of the island of Giglio in June. The ship must be "refloated" first as it now sits on an underwater platform.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Costa Concordia is pulled off reef, workers setting ship upright

Engineers working to rotate and set upright the Costa Concordia say this morning, using immense pressure, they successfully pulled the hull from the reef it has sat on since Jan. 13, 2012. They are monitoring progress by use of underwater cameras.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Costa Concordia shipwreck to be rotated and raised up Monday

The tragedy of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that listed over on Jan. 13 of 2012, is finally set to begin it's final chapter. The 114,000 ton ship, 300 metres off of the island of Giglio, will be rotated and sat upright on Monday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

At last! Costa Concordia to be rotated, sometime in September

Dates for removing the Costa Concordia from its perch 300 metres from the Italian island of Giglio have come and gone but the cruise liner hasn't moved. In fact the next stage, rotating the ship, has yet to happen, though it likely will happen soon.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Costa Concordia plea bargains accepted as court sentences five

As the trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia, the Italian ship that capsized 300 metres from the island of Giglio last year, continues, the Italian courts have accepted the plea bargains of 5 others. They had initially agreed to their deals in May.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Costa Concordia captain's new plea bargain rejected at trial

As the trial of the disgraced captain of the Costa Concordia resumed this week, lawyers for Francesco Schettino made a second attempt at a plea bargain. They offered a guilty plea to the 3 counts he's been charged with in exchange for a prison sentence.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Costa Concordia delayed, now won't move until the Spring of 2014

The raising and towing to a port of the Costa Concordia is something inhabitants of the island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay want to see done as soon as possible. However, it's islanders who have put another delay on when the job will be completed by.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Costa Concordia dancer, alleged lover of Schettino, to sue him

Domnica Cemortan, the Moldovan dancer on the bridge of the Costa Concordia when it listed over, drowning 32 people, has hired Italian lawyer Gianluca Madonna. Madonna said that his client will launch several lawsuits relating to that night.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Costa Concordia Captain Schettino sought a plea bargain, rejected

Francesco Schettino, captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia when it hit a reef and partially sank early last year, tried to plea bargain with the prosecutors handling his case. Looking for a prison term of 3 years, 4 months, he was flatly turned down.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments
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The Costa Concordia lies waiting to be refloated and to leave the island of Giglio.
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