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Costa Concordia Salvage – Live Video Feed

Watch live: Costa Concordia salvage operation – video

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Costa Concordia Parbuckling Salvage Begins

The parbuckling of the cruise ship Costa Concordia is proceeding as intended after a three hour delay due to a thunderstorm. If all goes well, the process should take 10 hours to roll the ship upright from its current position, … Continue reading

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“Parbuckling” the Costa Concordia & a Little Matter of Tonnage

Tomorrow, if all goes well, a small army of engineers, technicians and mariners will attempt to roll the stricken cruise ship, Costa Concordia, upright from where she sank on the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012. Once upright the … Continue reading

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Five Guilty in Costa Concordia Sinking; Captain Schettino’s Trial Continues

An Italian court has convicted five people of manslaughter related to the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia in January 2012, which killed 32 passengers and crew.  Each of the five agreed to plea bargains and none may serving … Continue reading

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Updated: Carnival Agrees to Pay and Costa Gets a Slap on the Wrist

Update: Carnival Corp has has agreed to reimburse the U.S. government for costs related to the high-profile fires aboard the Carnival Triumph in February and Carnival Splendor in 2010. Read more here. The juxtaposition is priceless. OK, priceless may be the wrong word … Continue reading

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Carnival Blames Passengers for Costa Concordia Damages?

If the reporting is accurate, this doesn’t seem like the argument that Carnival should be making. Passengers ‘blamed’ for Concordia damages Costa Cruises parent company Carnival is said to have blamed passengers, at least in part, for the damages they … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today, the Sinking of the Costa Concordia – What Has Changed and What Hasn’t ?

On the island of Giglio in Italy’s Tyrrhenian Sea, relatives of the 32 passengers and crew who died when the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks last year gathered today to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. One year ago today, the cruise ship Costa Concordia … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Salvage on 60 Minutes

The US news program 60 Minutes aired a feature on salvaging the Costa Concordia last night. The operation is the largest and most complex ship salvage in history. Well done and worth watching. Costa Concordia: Salvaging a shipwreck

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Giant Mussels Rescued from Costa Concordia Salvage

An unexpected rescue in the salvage of the Costa Concordia. Scientists discovered rare pinna nobilis mussels at the wreck site and are relocating them so that they are not destroyed by the salvage work. Thanks to Phil Leon for pointing … Continue reading

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Salvaging the Costa Concordia

While pre-trial hearings are underway in an Italian court, an Italian-American engineering consortium has begun salvage operations to remove the cruise ship, partially capsized off the island of Giglio.  It will be the first time a ship of this size has been salvalged … Continue reading

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What is Italian for “Chutzpah”? Schettino Sues to Get His Job Back

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, who steered his ship into a reef off the island of Giglio and then delayed the order to evacuate the sinking ship, resulting in or contributing to the deaths of 32 passengers and crew, was … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s List Awards “Seafarer of the Year” to the Crew of the Costa Concordia

The press release says that the Lloyd’s List Global Awards are “a celebration of the best that shipping industry has to offer and the finalists are the innovators and the visionaries. They are the boldest and the brightest. They are shipping’s success … Continue reading

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Update: Costa Concordia – Report Says Captain Schettino to Blame, Crew and Company Also at Fault

Not long after the Costa Concordia struck Le Scole Rock off the island of Giglio, Italy at 9:45 pm on January 13, 2012, Captain Francesco Schettino’s voice can be heard on a voice-data recording muttering, “Madonna, what a mess I’ve … Continue reading

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Report: Black Box Not Functioning, Watertight Doors Open When Costa Concordia Hit the Rocks

Extremely disturbing news coming out of Italy regarding the Costa Concordia, which ran aground and sank off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012 with the deaths of at least 30 passengers. If the reports prove to be true, the ship was sailing with open watertight … Continue reading

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Of Stabilizers, Stability and Lawyers

Mississippi lawyer John Arthur Eaves is supposed to be good at his job and is, by reputation, a pretty smart fellow. He recently filed a law suit claiming that the Costa Concordia was “defectively designed,” a “ floating coffin,” had a “propensity … to … Continue reading

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Video of Proposed Costa Concordia Salvage

Last Friday we posted about a presentation made by the Titan-Micoperi consortium detailing their plans to salvage the Costa Concordia from the where she sank on January 13th off the island of Giglio, Italy.  The plan is to build an underwater platform onto which the ship … Continue reading

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Titan-Micoperi Presents Plan to Raise Costa Concordia

Representatives of Titan-Micoperi presented their plans to raise the Costa Concordia from where she sank after running aground off the island of Gilgio last January.  Titan-Micoperi is the consortium of Titan Salvage, the Crowley-owned specialist marine salvage company, and Italian marine contractor Micoperi, which … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Update: Titan Salvage Awarded Contract, More Bodies Identified, Tourism Suffers

In February, Costa Lines invited ten companies to bid on salvaging the Costa Concordia (see our previous post.)   Today, the salvage contract was awarded to Titan Salvage and Micoperi.  Titan Salvage is a unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation and Micoperi is a Italian marine … Continue reading

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Update: MS Carnival Triumph Allowed to Sail from Galveston, TX in Costa Concordia Lawsuit

Update:  The MS Carnival Triumph was allowed to sail as scheduled following last minute negotiations. The 2,758-passenger cruise ship MS Carnival Triumph was supposed to sail today for a five-day cruise to Yucatan and Cozumel. Instead, a Texas judge has ordered the ship … Continue reading

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The Costa Concordia’s “Black Box” – A Look at Voyage Data Recorders

What really happened on the Costa Concordia in the final hours leading up to and following her grounding and sinking off Giglio on January 13, 2012?  The first step in definitively answering that question began in early March when an Italian judge … Continue reading

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