Greenpeace Activists to Shadow Costa Concordia During Tow

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Update: She's off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP With the departure of the Costa Concordia from Giglio scheduled for Wednesday morning, environmental activists with Greenpeace and the Italian group Legambiente plan follow along with the convoy as it travels through one of Europe's largest marine sanctuaries. Greenpeace has been at the wreck site at Giglio all week … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Fully Afloat

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Update: She's off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP The Costa Concordia shipwreck has reached its final towing draft, thus completing the refloating phase of the largest maritime salvage in history. An update Tuesday from the project's website said that technicians had lowered the last starboard sponson (S14) into place, bring the vessel vessel its towing draft of … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Departure Pushed Back to Wednesday

The prow of cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the refloat operation at Giglio harbour at Giglio Island July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Update: She's off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP With the full refloating of the Costa Concordia cruise liner almost complete, departure of the shipwreck from Giglio has been confirmed for Wednesday, July 23, according to salvage officials. An update Monday afternoon in Giglio said that the salvors from the consortium Titan-Micoperi have been pushed back until … [Read more...]

Watch: New Time-Lapse Shows Progress in Costa Concordia Refloating

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Update: She's off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP The Costa Concordia shipwreck has been refloated now by an average of about 4 meters, according to the latest update from the project's website. If you have been following the refloating this week, as we have, it has been difficult to see if anything at all was happening. After all, most of the action is happening … [Read more...]

Underwater Footage Shows Refloated Costa Concordia

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Update: She's off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP Here is some underwater footage filmed from beneath the Costa Concordia on July 15, one day after the initial refloat of the shipwreck. In the video, you can clearly see the chains and cables that are wrapped around the hull of vessel, not to mention the fact that, yes, the Costa Concordia is floating once again! The … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Refloating to Kick Off Monday

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The time has come... the refloating of the Costa Concordia has been confirmed to kick off on Monday, July 14, 2014, exactly 914 days after the cruise liner shipwrecked along the small Italian island of Giglio. According to the project's website, the salvage consortium Titan-Micoperi has confirmed the start date for Monday provided final authorization from the Observatory and … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Capsizing Costs Over $2 billion for Owners

Costa Concordia as it appeared from space on Jan. 17, 2012. Photo By DigitalGlobe

FRANKFURT, July 6 (Reuters) - The Costa Concordia disaster, when the cruise liner capsized off Italy more than two years ago, will likely end up costing the ship's owners just over 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion), a company executive told a German newspaper. "So far, our costs are at 1 billion euros. But that does not include 100 million for the ship to be broken up for scrap … [Read more...]