Costa Concordia disaster

US$800m operation to raise Costa Concordia

US$800m operation to raise Costa Concordia

All the superlatives apply to the marine salvage operation about to unfold off the Italian island of Giglio - it's the largest, the most expensive and the most complicated. And it's the first of its kind.

Monday, 16 September, 2013, 4:02pm

Survivor found in Italy ship crash, seven dead

A control tower in the port of Genoa, Italy, was damaged. Photo: AFP

Eight people were feared dead after a container ship lost control in the night and smashed into a control tower in Italy’s busiest port in Genoa where rescue workers plucked a badly injured survivor from the ruins on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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12 Jan 2013 - 2:49am

Costa Concordia salvage world's most complex and, at US$300m, costly

It had been hoped the Costa Concordia could be refloated by March, but the salvors are already two months behind schedule. Photo: Reuters

The captain blamed for the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that killed 32 people shook hands with survivors and apologised yesterday at an Italian court hearing to decide if he should face a full trial.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Captain of doomed Costa Concordia 'sues to get his job back'

The Costa Concordia keeled over in the sea off the west coast of Italy after it crashed. Insert, the ship's captain Francesco Schettino. Photos: EPA, AP

The captain of an Italian luxury liner which crashed in January is taking ship owner Costa Crociere to court for firing him and is demanding his job back, an Italian newspaper reported.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:28pm

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11 Oct 2012 - 3:43am

Experts say cruise giant failed to act in shipwreck

Italian salvage members entering the harbour with a view of the stranded Costa Concordia cruise ship in the background, near the Giglio Porto. Photo: AFP

Europe’s biggest cruise operator Costa Crociere may have failed to act promptly in the Costa Concordia disaster, according to a pre-trial report that still heaped much of the blame on the ship’s captain.

14 Sep 2012 - 1:14pm