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Costa Concordia Upright After Parbuckling

At roughly 04:00 local time this morning, the Costa Concordia was declared upright after reaching her rotation of 65 degrees. In all the parbuckling operation took 19-hours to complete and now the vessel is once again upright you can clearly

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Costa Concordia Salvage To Go Ahead On Monday

Salvage workers and local authorities in Giglio have confirmed that good weather forecast for Monday will allow the 10-12 hour operation of re-floating (parbuckling) the Costa Concordia to go ahead from just after 6am local time. With final preparations complete

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Costa Concordia Could Be Upright By Monday

Italian authorities have said the operation to right the Costa Concordia is set for next week, almost 2 years after she capsized off the Italian coast. The vessel has lain partially submerged since January 2012, but hopes are high that

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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 Cruises 2014 and Winter 2014/15 Itineraries

To mark its 65th anniversary on 31 March this year, Costa Cruises has announced its cruise programme for 2014 and winter 2014/15, with bookings already available at the company’s partner travel agents or directly online at http://www.costacruises.co.uk. With around 1,000

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Posted in Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Crociere New Flagship Costa Diadema

I think it’s fair to say 2012 was not the year for Costa Crociere. In January 2012 the world was awoken by the sad news that the Costa Concordia and over 30 passengers and crew had been lost. Just several

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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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