Rescue workers inspect the scene of a damaged control tower in the port of Genoa on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead.
The Costa Concordia was a disaster beyond belief for the industry ... I cannot think of a cruise liner that sank since the Titanic. While the market in the U.S. has recovered, bookings in Europe remain poor.
I roll my eyes at that ... This is exactly what happened with Costa Concordia. Nobody is asking questions. Nobody seems concerned.
compared Benedict...to Captain Francesco Schettino, who is accused of abandoning the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast before all passengers were rescuedMore quotes »
Concordia ship owner seeks victim status in wreck
-- The owner of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia asked a court on Monday to consider it a victim of the disaster, saying it too wants to seek damages for the 2012 grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people.Costa Crociere SpA, a unit of Miami-based Carnival Read more »
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Costa Concordia probe eyes board members
who were on the board at the time of the shipwreck. The investigation is in addition to the investigation into the Costa Concordia's captain and crew members. © 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution from United Press International Read more »
Costa Concordia captain set to stand trial alone for disaster in which 32 people were killed
Schettino, who captained the Costa Concordia when it capsized off the Italian coast in January last year killing 32 people, looks set to stand trial alone for the disaster. Prosecutors in the Tuscan town of Grosseto have turned down his lawyers’ plea bargain from The Independent Read more »
5 ship crash accused want plea bargains
requests filed on Tuesday, the highest sentence would be two years and 10 months for the company executive Ferrarini. The Costa Concordia crashed into the Italian island of Giglio on the night of January 13, 2012, with 4229 people from 70 countries on board, from The Courier Mail Read more »
Captain in Italy shipwreck denied a plea bargain
Italy (AP) — 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. Capt. Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, from FindLaw: AP News Read more »
Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino chiede il patteggiamento. La procura dice no
ha negato il suo consenso: è quanto emerge durante lo svolgimento dell'udienza preliminare sul naufragio della nave Costa Concordia. Gli altri 5 imputati hanno chiesto tutti il patteggiamento e la procura li ha ammessi. La difesa di Schettino ha proposto un from The Huffington Post Read more »