Marine Salvage Legend Rich Habib Killed in Snowboarding Accident

A marine salvage legend well known for his role in raising the Costa Concordia has past away following a freak snowboarding accident in Utah. gCaptain has learned that former Salvage Master and managing director of TITAN Salvage, Captain Richard Habib, was killed January 10th on an inbounds ski slope at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. According to … [Read more...]

A Current Look At and Inside the Dismantled Costa Concordia

The effort to dismantle the ill-fated Costa Concordia continues in Genoa, Italy with approximately 200 technicians now working to cut up and remove all fittings and structures from the vessel. According to the latest update from the Ship Recycling consortium released Wednesday, the lightening of the cruise ship has allowed the removal of the first giant … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain to Release Book About 2012 Disaster

  Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story.  Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. In February, Schettino was … [Read more...]

Photos and Video from Costa Concordia Transfer to Genoa

The wreck of the Costa Concordia has been successfully transferred to ship repair area in the Port of Genoa where the remainder of the dismantling project will be carried out. According to the Ship Recycling Consortium, the Costa Concordia was safely moored at about 3 p.m. local time at the “Molo Ex Superbacino” area at the Port of Genoa after its tow from the breakwater at … [Read more...]