Costa Concordia captain guilty, gets 16 years'

2015-02-11 21:20

An Italian court has convicted the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the 2012 shipwreck that killed 32 people, and sentenced him to 16 years in prison.

Concordia skipper claims he may have saved lives

2014-12-03 18:20

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino claims his decision to delay evacuation of the stricken cruise ship could have saved lives.

Diver dies on Costa Concordia shipwreck

2014-02-02 13:06

A diver has died while working on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, apparently gashing his leg on an underwater metal sheet while preparing the wreck for removal.

Concordia: Captain told engines were flooded

2013-11-12 16:15

The Italian court trying the captain of the shipwrecked Concordia has heard how panicking crew tried repeatedly to convey to him how crippled the ship was.

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.

Costa Concordia salvage continues into night

2013-09-16 23:31

Salvage crews have shifted the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship slowly off a rock shelf in a painstaking process that is set to continue into the early hours of the morning.

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.

Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead

2013-09-15 16:10

Italian officials have given the go-ahead for an unprecedented salvage operation to lift the 114 500-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship from its side.

SA man describes Concordia salvage operation

2013-09-13 10:05

A South African man in charge of the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia in Italy has described it as "the most engineered salvage recovery operation ever undertaken".

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.


Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy

2015-02-11 20:53

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino broke down in tears in court on Wednesday as he made an emotional last-ditch appeal to judges to clear him of causing the 2012 disaster.

Captain of Costa Concordia back on board

2014-02-27 19:30

The disgraced former captain of a luxury cruise liner that capsized has went back on board for the first time since the 2012 shipwreck that killed 32 people.

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.

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.

Costa Concordia finally stands upright

2013-09-17 07:26

Salvage operators in Italy have lifted the Costa Concordia upright from its watery grave in a 19-hour operation - the biggest ever project of its kind.

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.

Giglio readies for Concordia salvage

2013-09-15 22:51

The Italian island of Giglio has made final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented attempt to raise the 114 500-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship from its watery grave.

Globe-trotting SA man behind Italy salvage

2013-09-14 08:15

After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test off an idyllic Mediterranean island.

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.

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.

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