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4 a.m. Nineteen hours after it began, Costa Concordia's parbuckling has been completed. The wreck is upright and resting safely on six steel platforms atop 21 thick pillars drilled into…
The largest, most challenging salvage project the world has ever seen—the raising of Costa Concordia—is set to begin early Monday morning in Giglio. Italy's Civil Protection authorities on Sunday confirmed…
Update provides more details on the three-phase parbuckling. The operation to upright Costa Concordia is set to begin early Monday morning, weather permitting, Italian authorities confirmed at a news conference…
Italian authorities give the green light to raise Costa Concordia
If all goes to plan, the capsized Costa Concordia may soon be raised from its precarious perch off the island of Giglio. The operation to right the ship was given…
Five Costa Crociere employees were sentenced to jail for their roles in the deadly Costa Concordia grounding, according to wire service reports from Italy.
Costa Concordia captain's trial gets under way
After a week-long delay, the trial of Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino got under way in Grosseto on Wednesday with his lawyers arguing he does not carry the sole responsibility…
Concordia captain's trial delayed by nationwide lawyers strike
As expected, the trial of Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino has been delayed by a nationwide strike of Italy's lawyers.
Italy lawyers strike could delay Concordia trial: Reuters
A strike by Italian lawyers next week is expected to affect trials set for July 8-16, including that of Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino, Reuters reports from Rome.
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…
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