Italy prosecutors urge jail for Concordia skipper

2017-04-21 09:09

Italian prosecutors have called on the country's highest court to drive home a guilty verdict against Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

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.


Starbucks, Costa promise action on too-sweet drinks

2016-02-18 09:02

Coffee chains Starbucks and Costa have vowed to come up with healthier drinks after a UK campaign group found "dangerously" high sugar levels in some beverages.

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.

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