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« Reply #480 on: July 20, 2014, 10:03:40 PM »

"The Costa Concordia cruise ship changed life on Italy's Giglio Island overnight as men in hard hats, life vests and dirty overalls replaced tourists."

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« Reply #481 on: July 23, 2014, 06:10:30 AM »

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« Reply #482 on: July 23, 2014, 07:27:01 AM »

I wonder if they've opened the room safes & returned the people's valuables yet?
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« Reply #483 on: July 25, 2014, 02:22:29 AM »

"The body of Indian waiter Russel Rebello is still missing and there will be a search for his remains when the ship is dismantled."

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« Reply #484 on: July 26, 2014, 06:28:32 AM »

"Spaniard Pablo Lázaro, who, with his wife and their children had gone up to the bridge of the ship, speculates it was lucky the Costa Concordia stayed on a sea shelf, with real depth so close: “If this ship — instead of stopping there — had ended up just twenty metres to the right, we’d be talking about 4,000 dead, because nobody would have survived.”

http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/25/costa-concordia-cruise-victims-remembered/
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« Reply #485 on: July 26, 2014, 05:49:46 PM »

"Captain Francesco Schettino — whose hapless leadership sank a Concordia cruise liner in 2012 and left 32 people dead — piloted a power boat Friday on vacation at an exclusive resort on the island of Ischia in his native Italy."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/disgraced-captain-costa-concordia-back-water-italy-article-1.1880868

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« Reply #486 on: July 27, 2014, 08:23:27 PM »

"GENOA, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey, reaching Genoa's port, where it will be scrapped."

"Coast guard Capt. Gianluca Agostino told Sky TG24 TV the 180-nautical-mile voyage from Giglio to Genoa went so smoothly that one night, crews in a control room attached to the Concordia lit up the lights along the uncrushed side as if it were making one last Mediterranean cruise.

Demolition and scrapping will take an estimated two years."

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/07/27/shipwrecked-concordia-completes-last-voyage

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« Reply #487 on: July 29, 2014, 09:40:19 AM »

"Costa Concordia will now be maneuvered to a specially-built wharf where she will be stripped of all interior objects and fittings and then into dry dock to be broken up."

http://www.cruisearabiaonline.com/2014/07/27/Costa-Concordia-finally-arrives-safe-in-Genoa-after-mammoth-voyage-under-tow-from-Giglio

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« Reply #488 on: August 23, 2014, 04:40:37 PM »

"The Sapienza University of Rome has found itself at the centre of controversy after it emerged Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, was invited to speak at an event organised by a university professor on 'managing panic'.

Italian newspaper La Nazione reports that Schettino, currently on trial for charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship, described himself an “expert” on panic management in times of crisis as he spoke at the end of a limited access session held off the campus and organised by professor Vincenzo Mastronardi who teaches at the University’s Faculty of Medicine.

Schettino, who allegedly refused repeated orders to get back on the Concordia while as many as 300 passengers remained trapped on board, spoke after a 3D reconstruction of the sinking of the ship was shown.

He allegedly told the newspaper: “I was invited as an expert - I know how you behave in these situations. Besides, I have travelled in all the seas of the world, I know how you are supposed to react with ethnically diverse crews."

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« Reply #489 on: November 04, 2014, 11:18:10 AM »

"MILAN -- The body of an Indian waiter who was the last missing victim of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has been found by crews dismantling the vessel, authorities said Monday.

The body was discovered by workers clearing debris from the ship in a passenger's cabin on the eighth deck, said Carabinieri commander Capt. Massimo Pittaluga. He said the victim was wearing a shirt that contained an identification card for missing crew member Russel Rebello."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/costa-concordia-workers-find-body-while-dismantling-cruise-ship/
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« Reply #490 on: December 11, 2014, 08:06:20 PM »

"Rome (CNN) -- A damning new video shown Wednesday at the trial of Francesco Schettino, captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner, appears to show him boarding a lifeboat with passengers still clearly on board the doomed ship.

It was presented to the court as Schettino took the stand for a second day.

Schettino's lawyer, Domenico Pepe, asked the court not to admit the fuzzy videotape that appeared to show the captain getting onto a lifeboat from the ship's bow wearing the same jacket and tie he had on at dinner before the ship crashed.

But the judge ruled that Schettino could be questioned about it."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/03/world/europe/italy-costa-concordia-trial/
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« Reply #491 on: December 11, 2014, 08:13:35 PM »

"Associated Press GROSSETO, Italy (AP) - Francesco Schettino, accused by survivors, politicians and the media of dereliction of duty after the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner under his command killed 32, testified in his own defense for the first time Tuesday, defiant and gesticulating under questioning from Italian prosecutors.

The testimony had a theatrical flair, with Schettino hunched over a table on a stage, at times studying a photo of the ship's radar, while prosecutors in the front row of the auditorium played bit-by-bit audio segments from the ship's bridge the night of Jan. 13, 2012, when the cruise liner hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio, tearing a huge gash in the hull."

"During his testimony, Schettino said he allowed the approach to Giglio "to kill three birds with one stone" - pay homage to a retired commander living there, who it turned out was on the mainland; do a favor for the maître d', who was from Giglio; and for marketing reasons.

Prosecutors, however, contested Schettino's notion that sailing close to the island was good for the cruise company, noting that passengers had not been advised and that had they looked out that night they would have only seen the island as a shadow in the dark.

Schettino denied a more salacious motive: taking the route near Giglio to impress a Moldovan dancer he had brought to the bridge. The woman has testified the two were lovers.


Schettino's defense says no one died in the collision itself, but the failure of a backup generator and supposedly watertight compartments that were flooded created problems during the evacuation."

http://www.kswo.com/story/27527443/costa-concordia-capt-defiant-on-the-stand

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« Reply #492 on: December 11, 2014, 08:17:49 PM »

"The captain of the Costa Concordia has insisted his decision to delay the cruise ship's evacuation saved lives, stating he was "second only to God" on the doomed vessel."

"The captain has insisted he was completely in control of the 115,000 tonne ship at all times, even though all of its engines were out of action."

http://news.sky.com/story/1385174/costa-concordia-captain-was-second-to-god

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« Reply #493 on: December 11, 2014, 08:26:11 PM »

"Schettino’s testimony marks the end of the prosecution’s case and the beginning of his somewhat challenging defense. Five of his colleagues who work for Costa Cruiseline, including several officers under his command at the time of the accident, successfully reached plea bargains last year. They admitted culpability and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for minimal fines and light sentences that have been suspended. All of their testimony has been accepted by the court, and most of it casts blame squarely on their captain."

"Schettino explained that he had gone by Giglio to give a maritime salute to a former Costa captain, Mario Palombo, who, he thought, was on the island at the time. He told the court he called the retired captain to see exactly where he lived so he knew when to sound the cruise ship horn. Palombo, who was on the mainland at the time, told him to move on. Then Schettino can be heard asking the retired captain how deep the water on the island’s edge was. When the prosecutor asked him why he asked the captain about the water’s depth, he said, “When he wasn’t home, I asked him instead about how deep the water was near the island to be courteous.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/02/the-costa-concordia-s-randy-reckless-captain-takes-the-stand.html
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« Reply #494 on: December 11, 2014, 08:32:27 PM »

"The ship's owners have accused Mr Schettino of making an "unauthorised and unapproved" detour from the Concordia's set route."



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