Crowley: Raising the Costa Concordia – The Full Story Behind the Largest Maritime Salvage in History

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Crowley Maritime Corporation has just published an in-depth promotional piece telling the fascinating true story of the salvage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy. Shortly following the initial wreck, Crowley's subsidiary Titan Salvage along Italy's Micoperi were appointed to lead the consortium tasked with raising the Costa Concordia, which has become known as the … [Read more...]

Prosecutor Seeks 26 Year Prison Sentence for Costa Concordia Captain

Tugboat maneuver the Costa Concordia towards its berth in the port of Genoa, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini

By Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino Testifies

Costa Concordia after the initial disaster. Photo courtesy Rvongher/Wikimedia Commons

Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino took the stand Tuesday to offer his first testimony in his own trial on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. Schettino was captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia when it wrecked on Isola del Giglio on the night of January 12, 2012 during a high seas 'salute'. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 32 … [Read more...]

Italy’s Tuscany Region Seeking $274 Million in Damages Over Costa Concordia Disaster

Titan Salvage was part of the consortium that REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

FLORENCE, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Officials for Italy's Tuscany region and the island of Giglio said on Monday they would seek a total of 220 million euros ($274 million) in damages from Costa Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corp, for the 2012 Concordia cruise liner disaster. The Costa Concordia was carrying more than 4,000 passengers and crew when it struck rocks off the Tuscan … [Read more...]

Final Victim Believed Found on Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia berthed at the port of Genoa, July 27, 2014. Photo courtesy Titan Salvage

ROME, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A corpse found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia is thought to be that of the last person unaccounted for almost three years after the luxury liner sank, Italy's coast guard said on Monday. Russel Rebello, an Indian who worked as a waiter on the ship when it hit rocks and sank off the Tuscan coast in January 2012, killing 32 people, had been the … [Read more...]

Last Victim of Costa Concordia Wreck Believed Found

The prow of cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the refloat operation at Giglio harbour

ROME, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A corpse found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia is thought to be that of the last person unaccounted for almost three years after the luxury liner sank, Italy's coast guard said on Monday. Russel Rebello, an Indian who worked as a waiter on the ship when it hit rocks and sank off the Tuscan coast in January 2012, killing 32 people, had been the … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found Onboard Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia berthed at the Port of Genoa. Photo courtesy The Parbuckling Project

Bones possibly belonging to the Costa Concordia's only still missing person may have been found onboard the hulk of the vessel. A search for the last missing person kicked off Tuesday onboard the Costa Concordia at the port of Genoa, where the vessel is now berthed following the successful refloating and towing operation carried out last month. According to a statement by … [Read more...]