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Satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe has released a picture of Costa Concordia from space. The image was taken on Jan. 17, four days after the vessel capsized after hitting rocks off…
German travel association issues Safety Guide for agents
In response to the Costa Concordia tragedy and the resulting increased public awareness regarding maritime safety, the German Travel Association (DRV) has released a Cruise Safety Q&A-Guide for travel agents.…
Wm. Blair sees RCL Q4 in-line, price uptick since Concordia
William Blair & Co. expects Royal Caribbean to meet the brokerage’s 16-cent earnings per share estimate for the fourth quarter, within guidance of 9 cents to 19 cents, and said…
Seatrade Insider Costa Concordia story archive is available
Seatrade Insider readers can access archived stories about the Costa Concordia tragedy by clicking on the ‘Costa Concordia Archive’ banner at the right of the homepage or going to www.seatrade-insider.com/News/Costa-Concordia.html.
After Concordia, more cruise line CEOs speak out on safety specifics
The latest ceos to speak publicly about the Costa Concordia tragedy and assure passengers that safety is their top priority include Norwegian Cruise Line’s Kevin Sheehan, Celebrity Cruises’ Dan Hanrahan…
Siim Kallas, European commissioner for transport, has asked that the currently ongoing review of EU passenger ship safety legislation take fully into account any lessons to be learnt from the…
Salvage company SMIT has been given the go ahead to start preliminary work for the removal of fuel from the stricken Costa Concordia. Yesterday SMIT positioned a work/crane barge alongside…
Divers recover 16th body from Costa Concordia
Divers on Tuesday found another body inside the capsized Costa Concordia, bringing the total fatality count to 16.
Post-Concordia UBS survey finds cruise pricing is up—even for Costa
One full week after Costa Concordia’s capsize, UBS Investment Research has found that the impact on cruise bookings may not be as negative as feared, and pricing in general is…
Officials name confirmed dead, missing on Costa Concordia
Italian authorities released the names of nine of the 15 people confirmed dead on board Costa Concordia, the Associated Press reported Monday. They include four French citizens, two Italians and…
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