Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Maritime News

Costa Concordia Removal Gets Final Government Approval -Update

Italian authorities voting on the final destination of the Costa Concordia shipwreck have opted to stick to original plans for the hulk, calling for its removal from the island of...

July 1, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Costa Concordia Refloating Phase Detailed

Work to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia from the island of Giglio within the next 3 weeks is continuing with or without final approval from the Italian authorities.

June 27, 2014
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Costa Concordia Salvage: Final Decision Delayed Once Again

Just weeks away from the planned departure of the Costa Concordia hulk from Giglio and a final decision regarding its destination is yet to be made.

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Final Decision on Costa Concordia Wreck Removal Delayed

The final decision that will ultimately determine the fate of the Costa Concordia hulk has been delayed as officials look to examine the refloating and removal plan in greater detail.

June 10, 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Date Set for Costa Concordia Wreck Removal

Officials in Italy have announced the planned dates for the removal of the Costa Concordia shipwreck from Giglio, more than two years after the ship ran aground.

May 13, 2014
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Costa Concordia Sponson Knocked Out of Position – Update W/ PHOTOS

Salvage crews have moved forward with the installation of 2 additional sponsons to the formerly submerged side of the Costa Concordia shipwreck, but may have hit a slight snag when the first sponson installed was knocked out of position.

May 8, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Costa Concordia Gets New Hardware

Salvage crews have installed the first piece of new hardware on the Costa Concordia since the end of the winter season in Giglio, another giant watertight steel box that will eventually be used to refloat the shipwreck.

April 29, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Costa Concordia Salvage Kicks Into High Gear As Winter Season Ends

Officials in Italy have met with the public to discuss ongoing plans for the removal of the Costa Concordia wreckage, including providing an updated timeline for when the hulk will be refloated for the first time in more than two years.

April 15, 2014
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

PHOTOS: Disgraced Captain Francesco Schettino Returns to Costa Concordia

Francesco Schettino, former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, returned to the ship on Thursday for the first time since it sank just over two years ago with the loss of 32 lives.

February 27, 2014
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Maritime News

Two Years Later, Costa Concordia’s Former Captain Returns Aboard

The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, went back on board on Thursday for the first time since the huge cruise liner sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize.

February 27, 2014
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Drone Gives Bird’s-Eye View of Costa Concordia Wreck Site – VIDEO

Here's some video of the Costa Concordia wreck site as it appeared in early January 2014, approximately two years after the Costa Concordia ran aground at Isola Del Giglio.

February 4, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Diver Killed at Costa Concordia Salvage Site

ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A Spanish diver died on Saturday during work to salvage the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which capsized off the Italian island of Giglio two years...

February 1, 2014
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

12 Bids Received for Costa Concordia Demolition Tender -Source

Italian oil service company Saipem has bid for the job of scrapping the hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which capsized off the Tuscany coast more than two years ago, a source close to the matter said on Thursday.

January 23, 2014
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Costa Concordia Anniversary: Two Years Since Disaster [PHOTOS]

It was two years ago today that the Costa Concordia cruise hit rocks off Isola Del Giglio during an impromptu island 'salute' ordered by the captain, resulting in the loss of 32 lives and kicking off the largest maritime salvage job in history.

January 13, 2014
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top 20 Most Viewed Maritime Stories of 2013 [LIST]

2013 was a wild year, with a lot of anticipated highs and some unexpected lows in the maritime world. Here is a look back at the top 20 stories that got you clicking

December 17, 2013
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Costa Concordia Salvage Update: Winter Prep Wraps Up But Removal Fate Still Unclear

The Costa Concordia shipwreck remains upright and stable on underwater platforms as crews wrap up winter preparations, according to an update from the project's official website, but details about how the vessel will be removed from Giglio remain unclear.

December 16, 2013
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Costa Concordia Trial: Court Hears Schettino’s Now Famous Call with Coast Guard

The Italian Coast Guard officer who famously ordered disgraced Costa Concordia captain Francesco Scehettino to "get back to the ship", took the stand Monday, testifying that hundreds of people were still aboard the heavily listing cruise ship as Schettino fled in a lifeboat.

December 9, 2013
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Heavy Weather Tests Costa Concordia Wreck Stability as Winterization Nears Completion

The stability of the now upright Costa Concordia shipwreck was put to the test Monday as a storm packing 40 mph winds and heavy seas rolled through Isola del Giglio.

November 11, 2013
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dockwise Vanguard to Lift Costa Concordia from Giglio

Owners of the Costa Concordia have contracted the world's largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship to lift the now-upright shipwreck and carry it, not tow it, to a location where it will be scrapped.

October 10, 2013
Total Views: 229

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Salvage Crews Commence Winter Prep of Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Salvors in Isola del Giglio have begun securing the Costa Concordia shipwreck for winter as the threat of continued adverse weather looms.

October 8, 2013
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