ARTICLES RELATING TO CRUISE LINER 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 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.

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SA salvager makes history

2013-09-17 09:06

SA's Captain Nick Sloane headed up a team of 500 engineers in what is believed to be the largest salvage operation ever undertaken, as they turned the Costa Concordia upright.

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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.

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See how the sunken Costa Concordia will be salvaged using a process known as parbuckling, whereby the partially submerged ship will be rotated into an upright position.

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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.

Relatives mark Concordia anniversary

2013-01-13 21:35

Grieving relatives of the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster have laid flowers by the giant wreck in an emotional anniversary commemoration.

Concordia survivors still suffering

2013-01-11 18:05

Passengers who survived the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off Tuscany are still suffering nightmares, flashbacks and anxiety one year later.

SA man heads historical Concordia salvage

2012-10-18 10:57

South African salvage master Nick Sloane is heading a team of workers facing the unprecedented challenge of pulling off the biggest salvage operation in history.

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.

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.

Concordia gone by early 2013 - salvager

2012-05-18 22:10

The head of a US-owned marine salvage company chosen to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is predicting the vessel will be ready for towing by early next year.

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.

All fuel removed from capsized ship off Italy

2012-03-24 19:00

Authorities say they have removed all the fuel that was left aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy.

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.

Italian tanker runs aground

2012-03-10 16:39

An empty Italian tanker has run aground on rocks in bad weather off the Sicilian coast, the Italian coastguard says. All 19 crew members have been rescued.

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 disaster: cocaine on captain's hair

2012-02-18 22:36

Lawyers for survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship pressed for new drug tests on the ship's captain after traces of cocaine were reportedly found on a hair sample.

 

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.

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Costa Concordia time-lapse

2013-09-17 17:11

Watch time-lapse footage of the Costa Concordia being pushed and pulled upright over 12 hours.

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See all the before and after pictures of the battered, slime-covered Costa Concordia cruise ship after an epic, 19 hour operation to haul it upright.

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The Costa Concordia has been pulled completely upright after a 19-hour operation, with operations headed by South African salvage master Nick Sloane.

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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.

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Costa Concordia salvage

2013-09-16 08:25

Salvage workers are attempting to raise the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia in the most expensive and largest maritime salvage operation in history.

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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.

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.

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.

Claim Italian captain saved lives refuted

2012-10-19 15:00

Experts have refuted claims by Italian Captain Francesco Schettino that he saved lives on the night of the Costa Concondia shipwreck, as pre-trial hearings into the disaster wind up.

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.

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.

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.

Titanic: Cruise ships still at risk

2012-04-10 14:07

The Titanic was the pride of the industry when it went off on its maiden voyage a hundred years ago with the loss of 1 514 lives, a giant of a ship.

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.

Cruise wreck polluting sea - Greenpeace

2012-03-10 19:35

Greenpeace has warned that chemicals from a cruise ship wreck are oozing into the sea, but Italian officials say the levels are not "significant".

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.

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.

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.

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