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Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced To 16 Years In Jail

Disgraced Captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino has been sentenced by a judge in Italy to 16 years in jail. Schettino was charged with multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship in one of the highest-profile shipping disasters in

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Costa Concordia Arrives in Genoa

After a 200 mile journey, Costa Concordia has arrived at the port of Genoa this morning, where she will be broken up for scrap in a process estimated to take around 2-years. Environment Minister, Gian Luca Galletti told reports at

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Costa Concordia Embarks On Her Final Voyage

Costa Concordia today embarked on her final voyage, from the island of Giglio to Genoa in northwest Italy. Her towing marks just one accomplishment in one the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. The journey, which began shortly before 09:00

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Costa Concordia Refloat Video And Interior Photographs

The Costa Concordia was successfully refloated recently and I wanted to share with you a timelapse video of that process, you can view it below. I also wanted to share with you some interior images of the vessel as she

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Diver Is Killed While Working On Costa Concordia

A diver sadly died today while working on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, reports state he gashed his leg on an underwater metal sheet while preparing the wreck for removal. Italy’s civil protection agency, which is overseeing the removal of the

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Saving The Old With The New

The pictures that have emerged recently of the lovely Ocean Countess drowning in a thick grey smoke as the flames engulf her are awful. If you think of the love, life and energy that was once contained within her as

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Two Bodies Found Near Costa Concordia Wreck

Divers have found what they believe to be the bodies of the last two people that were missing from the Costa Concordia. Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter and Italian passenger Maria Grazia Trecarichi were reported missing after the disaster, but

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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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