Costa Concordia Captain to Release Book About 2012 Disaster

rancesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, arrives at Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

  Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story.  Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. In February, Schettino was … [Read more...]

Photos and Video from Costa Concordia Transfer to Genoa

The wreck of the Costa Concordia has been successfully transferred to ship repair area in the Port of Genoa where the remainder of the dismantling project will be carried out. According to the Ship Recycling Consortium, the Costa Concordia was safely moored at about 3 p.m. local time at the “Molo Ex Superbacino” area at the Port of Genoa after its tow from the breakwater at … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Back At Sea for One Final Voyage

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The Costa Concordia was back at sea for the final time on Monday under tow to a new dock at the Port of Genoa where the final phases of the dismantling project will take place. The wreck was making about 1 knot under tow by the tugs Messico and Genua, headed for the Molo Ex Superbacino dock area at the Port of Genoa. The ship was being moved from its previous location at the … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Ready for 10-Mile Tow – Update

The Costa Concordia moored at the “Seawall” pier in the Port of Prà Voltri, Genoa, Italy. Photo: Ship Recycling Consortium

Update: The transfer of the Costa Concordia to the Port of Genoa "Molo Ex Superbacino" area will commence Monday, May 11 at 4 pm local time, the Consortium in charge of the dismantling project has confirmed.  The Costa Concordia wreck is ready to be moved to a new dock about 10 miles away from its current location, where the ship will continue to be dismantled. Since arriving … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Ready for 10-Mile Tow

The Costa Concordia moored at the “Seawall” pier in the Port of Prà Voltri, Genoa, Italy. Photo: Ship Recycling Consortium

The Costa Concordia wreck is ready to be moved to a new dock about 10 miles away from its current location, where the ship will continue to be dismantled. Since arriving in Genoa, Italy in July 2014, the Costa Concordia has been berthed at Prà Voltri Port where the first phase of the dismantling and scrapping project has taken place. Phase 1 of the project involved the … [Read more...]

This (Illegal) ‘Urbex’ Video from Inside the Costa Concordia Wreck is Super Creepy

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Some new video has surfaced online filmed from inside the Costa Concordia. The video appears to be filmed by man sneaking onboard the vessel at night in Genoa, where the vessel is being demolished. The uploader, identified only as Adhoc, shares few details but tagged it with #Urbex, or "urban exploration", an often illegal and dangerous activity where people enter places … [Read more...]

The Four Phases of the Costa Concordia Dismantling Project

The Costa Concordia moored at the “Seawall” pier in the Port of Prà Voltri, Genoa, Italy. Photo: Ship Recycling Consortium

More than three years after the Costa Concordia ran aground in Giglio, the effort to dismantle and recycle the Costa Concordia continues nearly around-the-clock in Italy. The Costa Concordia arrived in Genoa in July 2014 following the historic salvage project. Since then, the Costa Concordia has been moored in the Port of Prà Voltri, Genoa, where the initial phases of … [Read more...]