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Italian Court Upholds Costa Concordia Captain’s 16-Year Prison Sentence

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

FLORENCE, Italy, May 31 (Reuters) – The prison sentence against the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the deadly 2012 shipwreck was upheld on Tuesday by an Italian court. Both Francesco Schettino, who...Show More Summary

Sentence for Costa Concordia captain upheld over 2012 shipwreck

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - The prison sentence against the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the deadly 2012 shipwreck was upheld on Tuesday by an Italian court.

Italy court upholds Concordia captain guilty verdict

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — An Italian appeals court has upheld the conviction and 16-year prison sentence for the Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany in 2012, killing 32 people. Prosecutors had sought 27 years and three months for Capt. Francesco Schettino, but the court kept the original sentence Tuesday, […]

Mix Tape: Did you ever care about me? I just needed help healing and that was too much to ask?

01. Protomartyr - "The Devil in His Youth" 02. The Dismemberment Plan - "What Do You Want Me To Say?" 03. Car Seat Headrest - "The Ballad of Costa Concordia" 04. The National - "Start A War" 05. Sufjan Stevens - "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" 06. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Did you ever care about me? I just needed help healing and that was too much to ask?

Requested by Heartbroken and a fool • Compiled by Pillow and a Blanket 01. Protomartyr - “The Devil in His Youth” 02. The Dismemberment Plan - “What Do You Want Me To Say?” 03. Car Seat Headrest - “The Ballad of Costa Concordia” 04. The National - “Start A War” 05. Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: How an indie rock band’s well-intentioned homage became a $50,000 mistake

“It was an expensive mistake,” sings Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo on “The Ballad Of The Costa Concordia,” the 12-minute opus that comes near the end of his 13th record under the Car Seat Headrest moniker. The same song has a verse...Show More Summary

Teens of Denial

On "The Battle of Costa Concordia," Will Toledo borrows verses from British pop singer Dido (her 2003 hit "White Flag") to frame his angst, just like another wordy white boy before him. On "Stan," released when Toledo was eight, Eminem fretted over a jilted fan's anger; here, Toledo frets over...

Ship Photos of the Day – Wreck of the Costa Concordia, Or At Least What’s Left of It

5 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The wreck of the Costa Concordia – or least what’s left of it – continues to be broken up in Genoa, Italy in preparation for final demolition sometime later this year. According to the most recent update, released earlier this week,Show More Summary

Salvage Master Nick Sloane Joins Resolve

6 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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

Images From Inside The Wreckage Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship

6 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

This Is What a Capsized Cruise Ship Looks Like After Four Years of Sitting in the Sea

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...

Haunting Costa Concordia Photos Show What's Left Inside The Shipwreck

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Marine Salvage Legend Killed in Snowboarding Accident

6 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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

Ship Photos of the Day – A Current Look At and Inside the Dismantled Costa Concordia

8 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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 […] .

Designers reimagine the lighthouse

12 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Costa Concordia Dismantling Update – Demolition Beginning on Upper Decks

12 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  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

I Want To Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

12 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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

Can We Have Our Disaster Back?

A year after the wreck the Costa Concordia left its waters, the picture-perfect Italian island is struggling to stay afloat economically.

Costa Concordia Captain to Release Book About 2012 Disaster

  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

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