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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 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 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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