Concordia skipper gets day in court

2014-12-02 16:10

Francesco Schettino, the captain accused of causing the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, has appeared in court.

Concordia captain refused offer to get back to ship

2014-01-27 22:28

The captain of the Costa Concordia refused an offer to get back aboard the cruise liner that he had abandoned before it had been fully evacuated, an Italian court has heard.

Concordia divers find human remains

2013-09-26 16:14

Divers have found human remains near Concordia and will do DNA tests to see if they are victims of the Italian shipwreck.

Costa Concordia to be towed away by mid-2014

2013-09-17 13:21

The Costa Concordia is set to be removed from the shoreline of Giglio Island by mid-2014, experts say, after the wrecked cruise liner was successfully prized from its rocky grave.

Unprecedented salvage of Italy cruise ship starts

2013-09-16 13:04

Workers on have begun trying to lift upright the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on the Italian island of Giglio, in the biggest salvage operation of its kind.

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.

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.

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.

Concordia's captain says: I'm sorry

2012-10-15 19:56

The captain blamed for the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Italian coast that killed 32 people shook hands with survivors and apologised.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 captain gets house arrest

2012-01-17 22:41

The captain of a luxury liner which ran aground off the coast of Italy will be released from prison but put under house arrest.

Concordia captain ordered back on board

2012-01-17 16:58

The Italian coast guard ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to return on board to oversee the evacuation, but he refused.


Concordia captain sparks anger with seminar

2014-08-06 18:41

Italy's notorious shipwreck captain, accused of a fatal delay in sounding the alarm as his Costa Concordia cruise liner sank, has sparked outrage by giving a safety lecture to students.

Captain was 'too calm' in Italy cruise tragedy

2013-10-08 08:02

An Italian crew member has testified that Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was "too calm" during the cruise ship tragedy that claimed 32 lives last year.

Search begins for Concordia's missing

2013-09-24 14:21

The search for two bodies still missing 20 months after Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy has began off the island of Giglio.

Costa Concordia off the rocks

2013-09-16 15:19

Engineers have succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef, where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012.

Strike expected to delay Schettino trial

2013-07-09 09:16

More than 17 months after the Costa Concordia ran aground only now is anyone facing trial for the catastrophe — and even that process is expected to be immediately delayed.

Concordia captain's plea bargain denied

2013-05-14 19:50

Lawyers for the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that ran aground off Italy's Tuscan coast in 2012, killing 32 people, say prosecutors have rejected their bid for a plea bargain.

Costa's captain could face trial

2013-02-25 19:25

An Italian prosecutor has formally requested a manslaughter indictment against the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Sonar off when Concordia hit rock

2012-10-16 16:45

An echo sounder that tracks water depth had been switched off before the cruise liner Costa Concordia struck a rock and capsized.

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.

Costa Concordia hearing in October

2012-07-21 13:30

Findings from the black box of the Costa Concordia cruise ship will be revealed on 15 October, an Italian judge says.

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.

Costa Concordia to be salvaged in 1 piece

2012-04-21 22:26

A US-owned firm has won the bid to remove the capsized Concordia starting in May and lasting a year.

3 more bodies found on Costa Concordia

2012-03-22 20:08

Three bodies have been located on the wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, officials say.

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.

Italy enthralled by tale of two captains

2012-01-18 23:53

The Coast Guard officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard has become an instant hero credited with saving the national honour on one of its darkest nights.

Coastguard raged at captain - recording

2012-01-17 18:11

The Italian coast guard angrily ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard to oversee the evacuation, but he stalled, according to an apparent recording of their radio exchange.

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