If the unfortunate, yet hilarious, sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner in January 2012 off the Tuscan coast was the best symbol of the foundering Eurozone, then we are unsure just what the symbolic value is of the fire that raged over the weekend on the Majestic International’s Ocean Countess cruise ship while laid up at a shipyard in Greece. Show More Summary
The stability of the now upright Costa Concordia shipwreck was put to the test Monday as a storm packing packing 40 mph winds and heavy seas rolled through Isola del [...]
Marine Link reported last week that four unauthorized workers were spotted near the wreckage of Costa Concordia. The four divers, allegedly searching for souvenirs,
It seems that there's no rest for the wreckage of the recently raised Costa Concordia : Italian police busted four divers employed by Titan, the group tasked with salvaging the cruiseship, and will be charging them with looting, reports Sky News. The men were spotted via CCTV on the eighth deck—...
(MILAN) — A special commission has approved a plan to divert cruise ships away from Venice’s historic center. The fatal sinking of the Costa Concordia in January 2011 ratcheted up pressure to divert the ships from the central Giudecca canal and St. Show More Summary
When bumbling dickhead Captain Francesco Schettino ran the massive cruise ship Costa Concordia aground in 2012—killing 32 people—he apparently had his girlfriend with him on the bridge. Moldovan dancer Domnica Cemortan testified that...Show More Summary
A Moldavan dancer testified that Captain Francesco Schettino was a “hero” in the Costa Concordia tragedy. Her testimony is now in question, as she confessed having an affair with the married captain. Domnica Cemortan was on the ship’s bridge with the captain when it capsized. Show More Summary
At the trial of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino, his lover testified on Tuesday that they were on the bridge together when the ship ran aground. Italian media have speculated whether the captain, who faces charges of manslaughter...Show More Summary
The trial of the captain who ran the Costa Concordia aground is under way, and the early testimony suggests that 32 people died because Francesco Schettino wanted to make good on a favor to a crew member and perhaps impress his lover at the same time. The two big developments:...
Moldovan dancer admits she was the captain's lover and was on the bridge when the ship ran aground.
Prosecutors say the Moldovan dancer's presence on the ship at the time of its crash may have been a distraction to the captain.
Over three hundred ISORIA pneumatically actuated butterfly valves have been supplied by the KSB Group for use in the salvaging of the cruise ship Costa Concordia,
Works to increase stability of the uprighted, but still grounded, wreck are in progress at Giglio island as winter approaches. Adverse weather conditions registered recently,
For those of you who have never seen Dockwise Vanguard in action, and even for those of you who have, it's difficult to comprehend how the float-on is going to go down.
Titan Salvage's Managing Director, Captain Rich Habib, talks about emerging technology, the Costa Concordia parbuckling and keeping it old school.
(AMSTERDAM) — The huge wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship will be lifted onto a specialized transport ship next summer, taken away and dismantled, the Dutch company doing the job said Thursday. Salvaging firm Royal Boskalis NV said it has been awarded a $30 million (22 million euro) contract by Costa owner Carnival Corporation. Show More Summary
Owners of the Costa Concordia have contracted the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship to lift the now-upright shipwreck and carry it, not tow it, to a location where it [...]
Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the contract to load and transport the lifted 'Costa Concordia'
Divers have found what they believe are human remains on the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, the Italian Civil Protection agency announced Tuesday. The bodies of two people from the 2012 wreck have never been found: Russel Rebello of India and Maria Grazia Trecarichi of Sicily have been missing but presumed dead. Their bodies have […]