Interview: Antimo Magnotta, Pianist on Costa Concordia, Talks About the Shipwreck that Changed His Life

Interview by Paul Gonz├ílez-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Antimo Magnotta is an Italian pianist and composer based in London since 2013. He started his professional career in 1992, right after his graduation from the music conservatoire in Avellino, Italy. Antimo was resident pianist aboard the cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, when it tragically sank in 2012, claiming 32 … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Dismantling Completed in Italy

The dismantling and recycling of the infamous Costa Concordia cruise liner has been completed in Italy, marking the official end to final phase of what is considered the largest maritime salvage job in history.  The consortium responsible for the Costa Concordia's dismantling announced the completion of the project this month in Genoa, Italy, about three years … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction

By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 12 (Reuters) - The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy's highest court for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was originally found guilty in 2015 of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Hulk Makes Final Voyage to Scrapyard

The rusted hulk of what was once the Costa Concordia made its final journey to a dry dock in Italy where it will be cut up and recycled once and for all. On Thursday a team of five tugboats helped transfer what remains of the cruise ship across the harbor in Genoa to a Dry Dock No. 4 where the final phase of the dismantling and recycling project will take place. Since May … [Read more...]

Italian Court Upholds Costa Concordia Captain’s 16-Year Prison Sentence

By Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE, Italy, May 31 (Reuters) - A 16-year prison sentence for the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the deadly 2012 shipwreck was upheld on Tuesday by an Italian appeals court. Francesco Schettino, who was commanding the ship when it hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people, and the prosecutor had … [Read more...]