RINA President Resigns Amid Controversy Over Costa Concordia Comments

President of RINA, the Italian classification society that certified the Costa Concordia for seaworthiness and safety, Gianni Scerni resigned Tuesday amid controversy over comments he allegedly made to the Italian media.  Mr. Scerni disputes the accuracy of the comments but he has decided to resign in order to distance RINA from any association with the alleged remarks. The … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain to Coast Guard: “Do you realize it’s dark and we can’t see anything?” [AUDIO RECORDING]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM9sam2u_Tk A shocking audio recording has emerged today of a conversation between Costa Concordia's captain, Francesco Schettino, and a Coast Guard official, Commander Gregorio Maria De Falco, painting a grim picture for the captain and possibly other officers.  The audio was first made available on the website corriere.it and has been … [Read more...]