Costa Concordia to be raised in Sept

2013-08-16 17:23

The Costa Concordia cruise ship will be raised up next month near the Italian island where it still lies keeled over more than a year on from the deadly disaster.

Cruise disaster pre-trial hearing in court

2013-04-15 11:04

The deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster is set to return to court in Italy with the start of a series of indictment hearings against six suspects including captain Francesco Schettino.

Italian shipwreck captain in court

2012-10-15 12:01

The former captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is in court to hear the evidence against him, while passengers who survived the collision have come to look him in the eye.

Report blames Costa for ship disaster

2012-09-13 19:19

A leaked report has suggested Captain Francesco Schettino is not the only person culpable for the Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy, and has extended the blame to the Costa Crociere company.

Concordia captain freed from house arrest

2012-07-05 15:57

The captain of the wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia has been released from house arrest by judges who ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues.

Concordia captain house arrest challenged

2012-04-10 15:49

Italy's top appeals court has began hearing an appeal against a house arrest order issued to the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that sank in January.

Survivors of shipwreck voice anger

2012-03-03 18:01

An investigation into the Costa Concordia cruise liner tragedy which claimed 32 lives has held a key court hearing with hundreds of lawyers and angry survivors.

Passengers were ready to abandon ship

2012-03-01 18:14

The Costa Allegra's captain says passengers had put on life vests and were ready to abandon ship as his crew fought a fire in the engine room that left the vessel adrift and powerless.

Brother's boat sinks, the sister's burns

2012-02-28 22:32

A British mother has been shocked at hearing that a cruise ship her daughter worked on was adrift in the Indian Ocean, just weeks after her son survived the sinking of another vessel.

Crippled Allegra inching toward safety

2012-02-28 11:27

An Italian cruise ship drifting powerless in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles, is not expected to reach a resort island for 24 hours.

Costa Cruise ship fire - passengers safe

2012-02-27 17:39

The passengers aboard the Costa cruise ship which is adrift near Seychelles after a fire, are all safe.

Body of little girl found in Concordia

2012-02-22 21:16

Divers in Italy have found 8 more bodies, including that of little Dayana Arlotti, in the Concordia cruise ship wreckage.

Cruise ship passengers file $528m lawsuit

2012-02-15 12:01

Thirty-nine survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy last month have filed a lawsuit, seeking more than half a billion dollars in damages.

Fuel removal under way on Concordia

2012-02-12 20:16

Fuel removal is finally under way on the Italy cruise ship, nearly a month after her grounding.

Doomed Concordia's documentary set for TV

2012-02-09 15:00

The story of capsized Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is making its way to television next week in the first US documentary about the modern-day Titanic disaster.

Blonde 'in love' with Italy wreck captain

2012-02-02 17:04

A 25-year-old blonde Moldovan dancer who was on board the Costa Concordia has told prosecutors that she was "in love" and "a guest" of the doomed cruise ship's captain, say reports.

Divers halt search on Italy cruise ship

2012-01-31 19:54

Italian divers have halted the search for 15 people still missing from the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Giglio in which a total of 32 people are feared to have died.

Months before stricken cruise ship removed

2012-01-30 09:51

The cruise ship that capsized off Italy's coast will take up to 10 months to remove, officials say, as rough seas off the Tuscan coast force the suspension of recovery operations.

Cruise passengers ponder compensation

2012-01-27 12:03

Representatives of ship operator Costa Crociere SpA have met with consumer activists to discuss compensation for people who suffered no physical harm when their cruise ship hit a reef.

Hope fades for Concordia survivors

2012-01-26 19:15

Rescue workers searching the site of the Italian cruise wreck for missing people say that the time had come to accept that there was no chance of finding survivors.

Divers resume search on cruise ship

2012-01-25 14:18

Divers have resumed their search of the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia that was temporarily halted due to strong winds and rough seas off the Italian island of Giglio.

Oil slick seen near Concordia

2012-01-23 23:09

An oily film has been spotted near the Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Concordia skipper drug free

2012-01-23 19:11

The captain of the Costa Concordia was not under the effects of drugs when the liner hit a rock that tore a hole in the hull and caused it to capsize near the port of Italy's Giglio island.

Cruise disaster sparks macabre tourism

2012-01-23 11:00

Hundreds of Italian mainlanders hopped onto ferries to visit Giglio, site of the capsized wreck of the Costa Concordia, raising the ire of some of the emotional islanders.

Woman denies being Schettino's lover

2012-01-20 16:01

A 25-year-old Moldovan woman who was on the Costa Concordia ship when it ran aground is insisting that Commander Francesco Schettino is not her lover.


Shipwreck captain Schettino to go on trial

2013-07-05 11:05

Francesco Schettino, captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to go on trial in a few days, facing manslaughter charges over the liner's tragic sinking which cost 32 lives.

Concordia families gather for anniversary

2013-01-12 19:19

Families of Italy's cruise shipwreck victims have returned to the site of the disaster as preparations get under way for a commemoration ceremony to mark the first anniversary.

Italy cruise ship disaster crew win award

2012-09-27 16:44

The crew of the Costa Concordia, the huge liner which capsized off the coast of Italy in January killing as many as 32 people, has won the Lloyd's List "Seafarer of the Year" award for 2012.

Captain of wrecked Concordia apologises

2012-07-11 12:00

The captain of the wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia has apologised for the accident in which as many as 32 people died and says he was "distracted" before disaster struck.

'Faulty instruments' on Costa Concordia

2012-07-03 14:07

The Italian cruise ship which crashed in January killing 32 people was sailing with its sealed doors open, unapproved maps and faulty instruments, says report citing investigators.

5 more bodies found in Concordia wreck

2012-03-23 09:05

Five more bodies have been found in the wreckage of the semi-submerged cruise liner Costa Concordia and will be recovered in the next few days, says Italy's civil protection agency.

Costa Allegra passengers return to Europe

2012-03-02 15:43

Scores of passengers from an Italian cruise ship stricken by a fire in the Indian Ocean have returned to Rome, Paris and Vienna.

Allegra delayed at sea, tow refused

2012-02-29 21:26

A Seychelles government minister says passengers aboard a disabled cruise ship will spend 10 to 12 hours longer at sea than was needed because a French vessel pulling the ship refused to give way.

Second cruise scare for UK family

2012-02-28 12:20

A British father is in anguish after hearing that his daughter is on a stranded cruise liner, only weeks after his son made it out of another stricken cruise liner alive, say reports.

Allegra fire leaves 1 000 in darkness

2012-02-27 22:22

The Costa Allegra, an Italian cruise ship is lying without power and adrift in darkness off Seychelles after a fire in the engine room.

Cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

2012-02-27 17:06

An Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struck Costa Concordia is adrift off the Seychelles with more than 1 000 people on board following a fire.

Concordia - divers find 4 bodies

2012-02-22 19:08

Divers in Italy have found what appears to be 4 more bodies of those missing in the Concordia disaster.

More charges in Italy cruise ship lawsuit

2012-02-14 14:02

Passengers aboard a cruise ship that capsized off Italy last month have amended their US lawsuit to bring additional charges of negligence against the ship's captain and crew.

New video: Concordia bridge chaos

2012-02-11 16:16

Italian prosecutors investigating the Costa Concordia tragedy say they want to use newly-surfaced video footage showing at times confused activity on the command bridge.

Concordia - shipwreck to treasure ship

2012-02-02 22:47

In the chaotic evacuation of the Costa Concordia, passengers and crew abandoned almost everything: jewels, cash, champagne, antiques, thousands of art objects.

Family accepts Italian cruise search end

2012-02-01 14:00

Family members of a Minnesota couple missing in the Italian cruise ship disaster say they have accepted the decision to end the search.

Obama likened to disgraced ship captain

2012-01-30 11:45

Top Republican official Reince Priebus sparked a political uproar Sunday by comparing President Barack Obama to disgraced Italian ship captain Francesco Schettino.

Fuel pumping from Concordia delayed

2012-01-28 14:40

Preliminary operations to pump fuel out of the cruise ship Costa Concordia have been suspended due to bad weather.

Concordia - Moldovan dancer to be quizzed

2012-01-26 22:33

A prosecutor probing the Italian cruise ship disaster says he wants to question a Moldovan dancer who has emerged as a key witness and has staunchly defended the embattled captain.

Police investigate Costa Concordia scam

2012-01-26 15:37

Hungarian police say they are investigating a family who allegedly falsely claimed a relative was missing in Italy's Costa Concordia shipping disaster in an attempt to win compensation.

Another body found in cruise ship

2012-01-24 15:46

Officials say divers searching the toppled Costa Concordia have discovered another body in the submerged cruise ship.

Concordia fuel extraction to begin

2012-01-23 20:30

Italy's civil protection agency has given the go-ahead for 2 380 tons of fuel inside the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship to be pumped out to avoid environmental damage.

Divers blow open part of Concordia

2012-01-23 14:29

Italian navy divers have blown open an access point in the wreck of the Costa Concordia as a key decision loomed on whether rescuers will call off their search while the ship's tanks are emptied of fuel.

Concordia captain and company lock horns

2012-01-22 22:36

The captain of the cruise liner that capsized off Italy's coast has told prosecutors the vessel's operators, Costa Cruises, instructed him to perform a manoeuvre that brought it too close to shore.

Italy cruise wreck search suspended

2012-01-20 12:55

Italian rescuers have been forced to suspend operations on the stricken Costa Concordia luxury liner after the ship moved.

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