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...]

Italian Professor in Hot Water for Hosting Costa Concordia Captain

Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino looks at photographers as he attends a meeting in Rome July 10, 2014. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated next week, to be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago, the group organising the removal said last week. Schettino is on trial accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. Thirty-two people died in the catastrophe. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

ROME, Aug 6 (Reuters) - A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome's La Sapienza University, the university said on Wednesday. Professor Vincenzo Mastronardi held the seminar last month reconstructing the January 2012 shipwreck in which 32 people died, … [Read more...]

Smooth Sailing for Costa Concordia, Convoy Within Sight of Genoa

Photo courtesy The Parbuckling Project

A little more than three days since departing Giglio for the first time two and a half years, the Costa Concordia is approximately 20 nautical miles from reaching its destination at the port of Genoa. The convoy is now traveling at speed of about 1 knot and reduce in speed as they get closer to port. Arrival is still expected overnight Saturday, with entrance into port … [Read more...]

So Far So Good For Costa Concordia Tow

Costa Concordia under tow. Photo courtesy The Parbuckling Project

The Costa Concordia has travelled 63 nautical miles and shows no signs of trouble after 30 hours at sea, according to an update from the project's website at about 8 p.m. local time (CEST) Thursday. The convoy is currently located between Isola d'Elba and Corsica and is heading north northwest at an average speed of about 2 knots. The Costa Concordia's course is … [Read more...]

Watch: Drone Films Costa Concordia Under Tow

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Here's the view of the Costa Concordia under tow from an aerial drone. The video was filmed Wednesday morning after the shipwreck departed the island of Giglio under tow by two tugs. The two tugs in the video are the MV Blizzard (red) and the MV Resolve Earl (black, which together have a combined horsepower of 24,000 and 275 tons of bollard pull. You can see another two … [Read more...]