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Blog category: "Costa Concordia"

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Costa Concordia
On Monday, one of the biggest maritime operations began—to refloat the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that capsized in January 2012. Titan Salvage, an American company, is in charge of refloating the vessel and preparing it to be towed to a Genoa port, where it will be scrapped. Over two years ago, the Costa Concordia struck a reef near Giglio Island and capsized, taking 32 lives. The original ...
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Costa Concordia
The Costa Concordia disaster which happened more than two weeks ago continues to plague officials and the end is still far from sight. Adverse weather conditions off the Tuscan coast have systematically halted recovery operations that were under way to begin unloading 500,000 gallons of fuel from the shipwrecked vessel. Now, it is expected to take up to 10 months before the aftermath of the wreck ...
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For recovery teams, time is running out as inclement weather makes it way towards the resting place of the Costa Concordia ; the storm is expected to bring with it winds of up to 30 knots and 1.5 meter waves to the west site of the island of Giglio. Even though the ship is located on the east, many are concerned that storm could force the ship – which is already resting precariously after slipping ...
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Rescue Operations on Costa Cruise Ship Suspended

Five days after the initial crash, with several passengers still unaccounted for, rescue workers were forced to suspend search operations onboard the Costa Concordia after the ship shifted slightly on the rocks where it ran aground. Early in the morning on Wednesday January 18, instruments attached to the Concordia detected the slight shift, even though search and rescue crews working above water ...
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Costa Concordia, Maritime Law, News
On Friday, January 13, on the first day of its week-long Mediterranean cruise, an Italian cruise ship called the Costa Concordia ran aground near the reef off of Isola del Giglio. There was an estimated 2,300 passengers and 1,000 crew members aboard the ship – 123 of those being Americans. Officially, five people have been confirmed as dead, sixty have been injured and there are still an estimated ...
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