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Final Voyage of the Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia has begun her final voyage from the Tuscan island of Giglio to the scrapyard in Genoa, Italy, the port city where the ill-fated cruise ship was built.  The ship sank and partially capsized in January 2012 after striking … 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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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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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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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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Costa Concordia: Captain Schettino and the “Mystery Woman”

If there is a moral of this story, I suppose it must be, “don’t leave your lingerie in the captain’s cabin.”  Not long after the Costa Concordia ran aground and sank off the island of Giglio on January 13th, there … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia – the Inchino, Costa Management & the Web

The dangerous practice of the “inchino,” Italian for “bow” and often translated as “salute,”  appears to be widespread and not limited to Costa.  The “inchino” is performed by sailing a ship close to an island or port and blowing the ship’s horn, figuratively bowing … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Update: Death Toll Rises, Sanctuary Threatened, Salvage Options Considered

The death toll from the sinking of the Costa Concordia has risen to thirteen as divers discovered another body of a woman wearing a life jacket in a submerged passageway.   Eight of the thirteen victims have now been identified according to Italian officials. Four of the … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia – Wreckage on Le Scole Rock

It appears that the question of where and on what the Costa Concordia ran aground is a bit more clear.  Wreckage, believed to be from the collision, has been photographed at Le Scole rock.  Thanks to Andy Hall at the Maritime Texas … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia – One Week Later, What Do We Know? Not Very Much!

One week ago, the Costa Concordia grounded off the island of Giglio.    Eleven passengers or crew are confirmed dead. Twenty four people are missing.  The ship itself has sunk in shallow water having rolled 80 degrees on its side.  What else do we … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s List Intelligence Plots of Costa Concordia’s Previous Close Call

Lloyd’s List Intelligence has published its AIS plots of the course of the Costa Concordia on January 13th, when she ran aground and sank, and her course on August 14th when she came within 230 meters of the shore of the island … Continue reading

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Not the First Time – Costa Concordia Took the Same Route Near Giglo in the Past

MSNBC is quoting Adam Smallman, editor of Lloyd’s List, as saying that the Costa Concordia took close to the same route in August, based on satellite tracking, as it took when it ran aground last Friday night. He also is … Continue reading

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The Costa Concordia’s Fatal Salute – “Inexplicable Error” or “Nice Tradition”?

The Costa Concordia “Saluting” Giglio Last August In a recent press conference, Costa Crociere chairman and CEO Pier Luigi Foschi blamed the grounding of the Costa Concordia on an “inexplicable” error by the captain.  Mr Foschi said: “This route was put in … Continue reading

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Update: Costa Concordia – Three Survivors Found Aboard, Missing Down to 17, Captain Detained

A Korean couple on their honeymoon, who had been trapped below decks on the cruise ship Costa Concordia for over 24 hours after the ship ran aground and sank in shallow water near the island of Giglio, off Italy’s Tuscan coast, were rescued yesterday.  A third … Continue reading

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Thousands Evacuated as Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Strikes Reef Off Italy – At Least Three Dead

Just two hours after leaving port in Civitavecchia, the cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a reef near the island of Giglio, off Italy’s Tuscan coast, reportedly ripping a 165-foot gash in its hull.  The ship began flooding and rolled on its … Continue reading

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