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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Costa Concordia’

Costa Concordia: Amazing Underwater Footage Of Sunken Ship Revealed

Italian authorities released a video that shows the interiors of the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that struck a rock on the island of Giglio, Italy on January 2012. The cruise ship sustained a 50-meter tear on the side of its hull, which resulted in the flooding of the ship’s engine room. There were 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew on …

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Costa Concordia Salvage Suffers Minor Setback

The Costa Concordia has still not been retrieved by salvage crews and a recent setback could mean it will be even longer before the ship is pulled from the site of its wreck. A salvage crew was trying to pull the ship upright last Tuesday when they heard a loud sound that they determined was made by a caisson, a …

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Costa Concordia: Remains Found As Italy Mourns Another Tragedy

The last two missing victims from the Costa Concordia wreck are believed to have been found after 20 months at sea, and authorities are awaiting DNA testing to confirm their identities. The cruise liner sank last January off the Italian island of Giglio, killing 32 people after it struck a reef. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, has been charged with …

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Raising Shipwreck; Costa Concordia Rises

The painful reminders from the horrific incident when the cruise liner Costa Concordia sank still haunt people in Giglio, Italy. That fateful night last January resulted in maritime tragedy where thirty people died, sixty-four people were injured, and two people still remain missing from the voyage. On that night, Captain Francesco Schettino moved closer to the island of Giglio in …

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Costa Concordia: The Island of Giglio After Salvage

The Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that ran aground near the island of Giglio, is beginning the salvage process today with a technique called parbuckling. The ship will then be pulled off the seabed and rotated onto giant platforms 30 meters about 98 feet below the water level. Areas of the ship that have been dry for months will be …

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Italian Shipwreck Crew Guilty, Sentenced

It has been a year and a half since we reported on the tragic shipwreck of the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia, which sank off the coast of the Isola del Giglio in Italy, a wreck that cost the lives of 32 few and passengers. Back then, there was plenty of blame to go around. Most of it ended up …

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Italian Cruise Ship Captain Becomes Internet Meme

By now you are probably familiar with the story of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that sank off the coast of the Isola del Giglio in Italy on Friday. The boat struck the rocks near the island after Captain Francesco Schettino steered too close to the shore so to allow the ship’s head waiter to wave to family …

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Costa Concordia: The View From Social Media

As you may know, the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, capsized on Friday off Isola del Giglio. Since then, the incident has been blowing up social media, with people sharing photos, videos, and of course their thoughts. On Google+, Roberto Vongher has an amazing set of 126 photos, which he calls: “The photos that I never wanted to do… …

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