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Costa Concordia Captain To Stand Trial

  Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia is finally facing trial. An Italian judge has ordered that Francesco Schettino, 52, face charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The trial is due to begin on July 9th in

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Costa Concordia Parbuckling Project

A new website has been launched by Costa Crociere and the salvage company given the contract to re-float and remove the Costa Concordia wreck which lies just off the coast of Giglio, Italy. The website details Parbuckling which is the

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Costa Concordia Sightseeing

The title of this blog may come across as rather controversial however; recently, this is exactly what the Concordia has turned into, a sight to see. Still sitting half submerged off the island off Giglio, Italy, Costa Concordia is starting

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Costa Concordia Year-Long Refloat Operation

The operation to remove the 114,000 ton capsized cruise ship off the coast of Giglio will begin in the next few days. It is expected to cost around $300 million and will be the largest refloat attempt in history. President

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Costa Concordia Salvage To Begin

Salvage work to remove the Costa Concordia is due to start next month and is expected to take one year. The news was announced Saturday by Costa Crociere and the Costa Concordia Emergency Commissioner’s Office. A US owned company, Titan

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Titanic 100 Years On

100 Years ago today RMS Titanic had reached the spot where she would remain until this very day. After hitting an iceberg on April 14th and ultimately sinking in the early hours of April 15th she would secure her place

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Costa Concordia Iconic Brass Bell

I became aware recently that the iconic brass bell from the Costa Concordia had been stolen but not really mentioned it much beyond a post on facebook. I decided to go into it a little more today as to a certain

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More Bodies Found on Costa Concordia

It is so sad to hear that not only have divers recovered another 8 bodies from the stricken Costa Concordia but that one of them was the body of 5 year old Dayana Arlotti. Loss of life in any circumstance

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Sinking of Costa Concordia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So last night Channel 4 aired a documentary about the recent sinking of the Costa Concordia and tried to explain to us the viewers just how it sank. Although not something you can sit and shout about it

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