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Appellate court returns Concordia cases to Florida state court
A US federal appeals court has sent two lawsuits by Costa Concordia survivors back to Florida state court, where the passengers want their cases heard. Both actions allege passengers were…
A series of human errors, from sailing too fast, too close to shore to the captain’s distraction and the bridge team’s failure to question his orders or warn of the…
Costa Concordia’s captain was ordered to stand trial for manslaughter in the wreck that killed 32 people, the Associated Press reports from Rome.
Italy court considers charges for Concordia captain, five others
An Italian court on Monday began hearing prosecutors’ arguments for charging Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino with manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
Costa fined €1m for Concordia after judge accepts plea bargain
An Italian judge has fined Costa Crociere €1m ($1.3m) in administrative sanctions related to the Costa Concordia incident.
Costa Concordia wreck may be moved to nearest port for breaking
Italy has authorized Costa Concordia to be moved to the nearby mainland port of Piombino for breaking after its refloating at Giglio, the Associated Press reports from Rome.
Italian prosecutors have requested a trial for Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino on charges including manslaughter, the Associated Press reports from Rome. AP said prosecutors also sought the indictment of…
Investigation considers Costa corporate responsibility in Concordia wreck
Costa Crociere is being investigated for possible violations of Italy’s corporate administrative responsibility law related to the Costa Concordia capsize, the company said Thursday.
Passenger ship owners face 125% rate hike for excess of loss reinsurance renewal
Passenger ship owners have been hit with rate increases of over 125% per gross ton after the International Group of P&I Clubs announced the renewal of its excess of loss…
One year on from the Jan. 13 capsize off Giglio, the cost of Costa Concordia’s salvage has ballooned to $400m, eight people may face criminal charges, and compensation for most…
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