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House panel probes for lessons learned from Concordia tragedy
US lawmakers were riveted by a Massachusetts couple’s account of their chaotic and terrifying evacuation from Costa Concordia and pressed cruise line officials for actions taken and lessons learned to…
US lawmakers have jumped ahead of Italy’s marine casualty and criminal investigations of the Costa Concordia disaster and the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee’s May session in scheduling hearings…
Concordia's forward fuel tanks emptied; aft tanks now being pumped
Following a week where unstable weather conditions hampered the oil removal process from Costa Concordia, the operation resumed again last Friday with the crane barge Meloria and bunker barge Magic…
UBS sees Q1 finishing well but forward pricing declines
UBS Investment Research is beginning to see some cruise ticket pricing declines, with rates down slightly week over week for the first time since the start of the year but…
Concordia survivors among witnesses for US House hearing
A Massachusetts couple who survived the Costa Concordia capsize are among the witnesses scheduled to testify in the US House of Representatives Subcommittee hearing on cruise ship safety.
It’s official: US Senate Committee sets its own Concordia hearing
Cruise Lines International Association’s Christine Duffy, industry critic Ross Klein and PortMiami director Bill Johnson are among the witnesses scheduled to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing on Costa…
Italy widens Costa Concordia criminal investigation
On a day when eight more bodies were found aboard the wrecked Costa Concordia, Italian prosecutors have widened their criminal investigation to include four more ship’s officers and three shoreside…
US hearing on Concordia ‘lessons learned’ set for Feb. 29
The House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, chaired by Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, has scheduled its previously announced cruise ship safety hearing for 10 a.m. Feb. 29.
Eight bodies reported found aboard Costa Concordia (**updated**)
Eight more victims of the Costa Concordia capsize have been located within the wreck, according to AFP, the Associated Press and other news reports from Italy.
One month after Costa Concordia hit the rocks off the island of Giglio, Costa Crociere is actively fighting to dampen the groundswell in the Italian media which is questioning the…
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