South African Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined Resolve Marine Group as Senior Salvage Master. Sloane has been in the business for decades but is most well known for leading the effort to raise and refloat the Costa Concordia in...Show More Summary
Taking a cruise is supposed to be a memorable experience, leaving the guests feeling like they got their money's worth as they floated along having fun and dancing their cares away. However, those who were aboard the Costa ConcordiaShow More Summary
Photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski took these pictures of the wrecked Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that capsized of the coast of Tuscany in 2012, by simply swimming out to the moored ship and climbing aboard. While these are...
Four years after the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast, stunning images taken by photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski give a rare look inside the wreckage. On Jan 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia struck a submerged rock on its way around the Mediterranean Sea and sank near the island of Giglio. Show More Summary
A marine salvage legend well known for his role in raising the Costa Concordia has past away following a freak snowboarding accident in Utah. gCaptain has learned that former Salvage Master and managing director of TITAN Salvage, Captain...Show More Summary
Work to dismantle the ill-fated Costa Concordia continues in Genoa, Italy with approximately 200 technicians now working to cut up and remove all fittings and structures from the vessel. According to the latest update from the Ship Recycling consortium released Wednesday, the lightening of the cruise ship has allowed the removal of the first giant steel sponsons that […] .
Host of architectural competitions matterbetter recently put a call out for designers and architects to reimagine the lighthouse, with a concept structure that would also serve as a monument to the Costa Concordia disaster. From a total...Show More Summary
Just over one year since the Costa Concordia arrived in Genoa following its successful salvage, the consortium tasked with the dismantling the infamous cruise ship have updated that the $87 million project is moving along as planned. Show More Summary
A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re sure pretty to look at. Show More Summary
A year after the wreck the Costa Concordia left its waters, the picture-perfect Italian island is struggling to stay afloat economically.
Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story. Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. Show More Summary
The wreck of the Costa Concordia has been successfully transferred to ship repair area in the Port of Genoa where the remainder of the dismantling project will be carried out. According [...] The post Photos and Video from the Costa Concordia’s Transfer to Genoa appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
The Costa Concordia is back at sea for the final time while under tow to a new dock at the Port of Genoa where the final phases of the dismantling project will take place. [...] The post Costa Concordia Back At Sea for One Final Voyage appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
The Costa Concordia wreck is ready to be moved to a new dock about 10 miles away from its current location, where the ship will continue to be dismantled. Since [...] The post Costa Concordia Ready for 10-Mile Tow appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Martime disasters including high profile incidents – such as the Costa Concordia disaster, Sewol ferry sinking and Norman Atlantic ferry fire – have made banner headlines in recent years but, [...] The post Infographic – Ship Losses Reach 10 Year Low appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Houston-based subsidiary TITAN Salvage and Italian engineering partner Micoperi were honored with the International Salvage Union
The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, AP reports quoting investigators who have collected evidence.
Some new video has surfaced online filmed from inside the Costa Concordia. The video appears to be filmed by man sneaking onboard the vessel at night in Genoa, where the [...] The post This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
He might be facing 16 years in jail for manslaughter after his ship ran aground killing 32 people, but that apparently hasn't stopped Francesco Schettino from flirting with TV celebrity fame. See also: Costa Concordia captain sentenced...Show More Summary
More than three years after the Costa Concordia ran aground in Giglio, the effort to dismantle and recycle the Costa Concordia continues nearly around-the-clock in Italy. The post The Four Phases of the Costa Concordia Dismantling Project appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.