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Costa Concordia Captain Schettino boasted on day after tragedy

Cristina Porcelli, a lawyer for Costa Crociere, owners of the doomed Costa Concordia, told a court in Italy Tuesday that on the day following the tragedy the captain of the ship made no mention of those who died. He spoke only of his bravery, she said.

Costa Concordia captain hypes upcoming book, paints himself hero

In a talk with an Italian newspaper, Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, said a book he's writing on the sinking of the cruise liner will show him to be a hero, not a coward. Schettino's claim flies in the face of evidence.

Costa Concordia mechanic awarded EU Citizen's award for heroism

A first mechanic of the Costa Concordia, who saved over 500 people from the listing and sinking cruise ship, was awarded the European Union's highest prize of achievement this week. The award to Peter Petrov, a Bulgarian, was announced in Brussels.

Dutch film company making time-lapse movie of Costa Concordia Special

A Dutch movie company has begun filming the events taking place at the site of the sunken Italian liner, the Costa Concordia. The goal is to produce a time-lapse movie of the refloating and towing-away of the ill-fated cruise ship.

Scuba diver prays Costa Concordia will sink: 'manna from heaven'

There's an Italian scuba diver from the island of Giglio, where the partially submerged Costa Concordia lies, who is praying the cruise liner will sink. Why? Because Aldo Baffigi believes if it sinks it will attract scuba divers from the world over.

500 Costa Concordia passengers sue company for $460 million

Calling the offer made by the company that operated the sunken liner Costa Concordia "insulting", hundreds of passengers of the ship have banded together to sue Costa Cruises for $460 million. The announcement came Tuesday in Italy.
 

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Workers on the Island of Giglio stand with the doomed Costa Concordia in the background.
Workers on the Island of Giglio stand with the doomed Costa Concordia in the background.
Photo courtesy EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection