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Plans to refloat the Costa Concordia cruise ship given approval

The plans to remove the cruise ship the Costa Concordia were approved by Italian civil authorities Tues., May 15. The two companies undertaking the project, Titan Salvage of the U.S. and Micoperi of Italy, intend to refloat the entire ship.

Final 2 bodies from Costa Concordia may soon be recovered

When the Costa Concordia, the massive Italian cruise liner that sunk Jan. 13, went down, over 4,200 passengers and crew were aboard. Thirty-two did not survive the tragedy but only 30 bodies have been recovered.

Costa Concordia to be removed whole, U.S. company gets contract

The contract has been awarded to remove the sunken Italian cruise liner, the Costa Concordia from rocks off of the island of Giglio and an American company, Titan Salvage, will head the operation. The owners of the ship said it will be removed whole.

Debris removal around Costa Concordia moving ahead, oil emptied

The Dutch company that removed all the oil from the tanks of the partially submerged Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy's Giglio Island, Smit Salvage, is now removing debris from the ocean floor around the cruise liner.

Oil tanks of Costa Concordia now emptied, debris removal next

Efforts to clear the mess that is the sunken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, continue with the latest news being all 17 tanks have had their oil safely removed. As of March 24 Smit Salvage was moving on to clearing the ocean floor of debris.

Dutch salvage company says it can refloat sunken Costa Concordia

The Dutch maritime company that is removing the oil from the sunken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, says it can refloat the huge ship and has put in a bid to do so. But the operation cannot be done cheaply.

Pumping out oil from Costa Concordia moving quickly

After waiting for the search for survivors to end, then being forced to wait 2 more weeks during bad weather, the company hired to empty the fuel tanks of the Costa Concordia, has emptied two tanks in just two days.

Pumping oil from sunken cruise ship to continue 'round the clock'

Smit Salvage, the Dutch company hired to extract the fuel from the Italian cruise liner 'The Costa Concordia,' began doing so Sunday and said that while the weather holds they will continue "round the clock." So far, the removal operation is going well.

Company sought to remove massive Costa Concordia from Giglio

An update of the Costa Concordia disaster has the company that operated the ship, Costa Cruises, announcing it has asked 10 specialist companies to submit tenders on removing the massive cruise liner.

Bad weather delays Costa Concordia fuel salvaging

Bad weather on Saturday forced Smit Salvage, the Dutch company contracted to pump out the 2,300 tonnes of heavy fuel and 200 tonnes of diesel oil from the Costa Concordia, to delay the start of the operation.

Dutch salvage co. to begin pumping out oil from Costa Concordia

The Dutch company, Smit Salvage, contracted to pump out the more than 2,300 tonnes of heavy fuel and 200 tonnes of diesel oil from the stricken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, is starting to do so on Saturday.

Salvage crews prepare to pump out fuel from Costa Concordia

A Dutch salvage company is on scene at the Italian island of Giglio of the Tuscan coast, ready to pump out more than 2,300 tonnes of heavy fuel and 200 tonnes of diesel oil.

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