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Costa Concordia Chaos: Survivors testify at Schettino trial

The trial of the Costa Concordia's captain continues in Italy and last week it was time for survivors to tell of their experience that tragic night. They spoke of chaos and a legacy that includes panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Costa Concordia: Sponsons positioned to ready for tow from Giglio

The first of 19 more massive sponsons to be attached to the Costa Concordia was positioned last week to ready the ship to be towed from the Italian island of Giglio. The cruise liner has sat 300 meters from shore since the Jan. 13, 2012 tragedy.

Costa Concordia Captain Schettino's trial hears damning evidence

The head of the Costa Cruises crisis unit, Roberto Ferrarini, was on the witness stand last week in the trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the tragic Costa Concordia. His evidence is the latest to suggest Mr. Schettino has lied about his role.

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.

Four divers arrested as they hunted souvenirs on Costa Concordia

Four divers who worked for Titan Salvage, one of two companies that raised the Costa Concordia, were caught on the ship in the middle of the night stealing souvenirs. The divers have been fired and will appear in court in Grosseto, Italy.

Costa Concordia to be removed by massive Dutch transport ship

A Dutch salvage firm, Royal Boskalis NV said on Thursday they've won a $30 million contract to remove the Costa Concordia. The Italian cruise ship partially sunk 300 metres off of the shore of Giglio Island in the Tuscan Bay on Jan. 13, 2012.

Still more human remains found in waters near Costa Concordia

An official from Italy's civil protection agency told media Wednesday more human remains were found at the Costa Concordia site. The 114,000-tonne ship was pulled upright two weeks ago and two bodies were found, believed to be the last two missing.

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.

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.

Costa Concordia must be raised by winter or could break apart

Flavio Cirillo, Italy's undersecretary for the environment told the Italian Parliament this week that the Costa Concordia must be removed before the winter. Cirillo said another winter where it now sits could spell disaster, but not everyone agrees.

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.

Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino facing criminal trial

It took a long while to determine but at last there has been a decision on whether to send Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino to trial. A judge in Grosetto, Italy ruled this week that prosecutors can go ahead with the charges.

Costa Concordia to be towed away from Giglio Island in December

The Costa Concordia has sat 300 metres off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio for 16 months and it appears it will be there about 7 more. The manager of the Titan Salvage operations to remove the ship, Todd Busch, said they'll tow away in December

Costa Concordia to be gone from Giglio 'by the end of the summer'

The date has changed 3 times, but it appears now the Costa Concordia, lying on its side in the Tuscan Bay 300 metres off of the Italian island of Giglio, won't be gone until the end of the summer. The ship is being refloated and towed for scrapping.

Titan Salvage says Costa Concordia removed by early in New Year

The American marine salvage company that is working to refloat the Costa Concordia, says work is going well. Initial reports suggested the boat would be gone by the spring of 2013, but Titan Salvage said it will be earlier.

Costa Concordia disaster can't stop company from increasing sales

The tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia is not preventing the ship's operator, Costa Cruises, from increasing the bookings they're getting on other lines. The cruise lines parent company said sales are up from this time last year.

Costa Concordia: Radar equipment, mast removed from deck of ship

Things began moving apace this week off the coast of Giglio, Italy in the Tuscan Bay as companies working on the Costa Concordia began removing items from the deck. The ship capsized into the water on Jan. 13 and has been half-submerged there since.

Work to refloat Costa Concordia finally gets underway in Italy

The work to refloat the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that listed and tipped over off the island of Giglio Jan. 13, has finally begun. It is expected to take about one year to right the ship and tow her to a port to be scrapped.

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.
 

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