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« Reply #165 on: January 29, 2012, 08:15:02 PM »

"Erika Fani Soriamolina's body was found by divers on the sixth deck of the vessel wearing the ship's uniform but no life jacket.

Witnesses said Soriamolina had helped dozens of terrified passengers into lifeboats on the night of the disaster before giving the life jacket to an elderly man.


A tourism graduate, Soriamolina was working on only her third cruise on the Costa Concordia."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9047494/Costa-Concordia-victim-died-after-she-gave-life-jacket-to-elderly-man.html

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« Reply #166 on: January 29, 2012, 10:19:26 PM »

"Erika Fani Soriamolina's body was found by divers on the sixth deck of the vessel wearing the ship's uniform but no life jacket.

Witnesses said Soriamolina had helped dozens of terrified passengers into lifeboats on the night of the disaster before giving the life jacket to an elderly man.


A tourism graduate, Soriamolina was working on only her third cruise on the Costa Concordia."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9047494/Costa-Concordia-victim-died-after-she-gave-life-jacket-to-elderly-man.html



RIP Erika, a heroine you were.
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« Reply #167 on: January 29, 2012, 10:21:26 PM »

Maybe the Priest got one of those 'free cruises' given to clergy, to say Mass on the ship.  One will never know.
Good luck to them. Don't we all go on cruises as a retreat of some sort?
The recently retired Dean of Brisbane blessed our marriage on our 25th wedding Anniversary on the Pacific Princess a few years ago. My wife overheard him offering to hold a service on the Sunday whilst she was waiting at the reception desk and asked him if he would bless our marriage. He did not hesitate and performed a lovely service in his full regalia, that he just happened to have with him. This took place at the bottom of the grand staircase with our new Aussie friends, who we met on board, as witnesses. He did not ask for any reward but we gave him a bottle of a fine N.Z. Pinot Noir that we took on  board, at his dinner table. I would say that he paid for his own passage, or his parishioners gave it to him as a retirement gift, but regardless he was still doing the Lord's work. God bless him. We are coming up to our 33rd anniversary in March and are still best cruise mates.     

BAGLAD, not being critical, good luck to him.
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« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2012, 03:49:16 PM »

an 30 (Reuters) - Hours after the Costa Concordia's captain had abandoned ship, and after helping dozens of passengers to safety, Carlos Garrone stripped off his clothes and plunged into the freezing waters off Giglio island and rescued a drowning fellow crew member.

"I risked my life to jump into the water and save a drowning man. To know I saved a man makes me feel good about myself. For me it was a positive experience," he said."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/italy-ship-crew-idUSL5E8CU1PN20120130
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« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2012, 03:58:10 PM »

"Some crew panicked because they didn't have adequate training," said Ignacio Benigno, 34, a supervisor chef in one of the ship's restaurants. "It was really difficult to prepare the lifeboats in that situation."

The company has defended the actions of the crew, which it credits for having saved the lives of more than 4,000 people on board, and said they had proper training.

"I must say with pride that the emergency evacuation of the ship was conducted exclusively by personnel on the Costa Concordia, from the officers to the regular crew members of all types and ranks," Costa Chief Executive Pier Luigi Foschi told Italy's Senate on Wednesday.

Foschi, who took over at Costa after 23 years in the elevator industry working for Otis Elevator, had no previous maritime or cruise industry experience."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/italy-ship-crew-idUSL5E8CU1PN20120130
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« Reply #170 on: January 30, 2012, 04:00:46 PM »

"While crews are all meant to speak English, the same rule does not apply to passengers.

"On large passenger ships it is not unusual to have several dozen nationalities amongst the passengers and amongst the crew, and the experience of many accidents and in an emergency is people tend to revert to their own language," said Andrew Linington with the seafarers' union Nautilus International.

"Conveying some kind of complex announcement and instruction in a highly stressful situation is inherently difficult when (many) nationalities are involved," he said."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/italy-ship-crew-idUSL5E8CU1PN20120130
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« Reply #171 on: January 30, 2012, 04:04:04 PM »

"The islanders of Giglio are threatening to sue Costa Cruises and its American parent company amid fears that the presence of the crippled Concordia liner will ruin their summer tourist season and deter big-spending celebrities.

The head of the rescue and salvage operation on the Italian island said at the weekend that it will take at least a year to either refloat the massive luxury liner or cut it into sections for scrap."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9049387/Giglio-islanders-threaten-to-sue-Costa-Concordia-owners.html
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« Reply #172 on: January 30, 2012, 04:06:57 PM »


"Choppy waves pushed a protective oil boom onto the rocks on Monday near the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off the coast of Italy. Locals are worried about a potential spill."

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/europe-zeroes-in-on-shipping-emissions/
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« Reply #173 on: January 30, 2012, 04:09:57 PM »

"Six passengers on board Costa Concordia during its ill-fated Jan. 13 cruise have filed a lawsuit against Carnival Corp. and its Costa Cruises brand in Miami’s federal court. They’re seeking $460 million in punitive and compensatory damages.

Court papers cited the guests’ terror when faced with catastrophic injury, drowning and death. The filing also claims that the crew didn’t respond professionally or appropriately – telling people to go to their cabins when guests themselves could clearly see the ship was in serious trouble and in danger of sinking.

In a separate action, a crew member from Peru has filed a $100 million lawsuit in federal court in Chicago, and that filing seeks class-action status. Undoubtedly, other cases will follow.

Codacons, a well-known Italian consumer group, has publicly said it plans to file a lawsuit in Miami, hoping to get between $164,000 and $1.3 million per passenger. There is no word yet, though, on whether that's officially been filed."

http://www.travelagentcentral.com/ocean-cruises/news-analysis-can-costa-concordia-guests-collect-33354
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« Reply #174 on: January 31, 2012, 01:07:46 AM »

"In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 13 Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy, bookings for future cruises plunged, parent company Carnival Corp. said in a regulatory filing Monday."

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/30/2616368/carnival-bookings-dropped-fleetwide.html
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« Reply #175 on: January 31, 2012, 04:09:13 PM »

"In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 13 Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy, bookings for future cruises plunged, parent company Carnival Corp. said in a regulatory filing Monday."

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/30/2616368/carnival-bookings-dropped-fleetwide.html

Thanks Mike, bookings dropped across Carnival Corp ? or just their Costa brand?
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« Reply #176 on: January 31, 2012, 05:52:22 PM »

"Bookings are down significantly for the Miami-based cruise line Carnival, which owns the Costa Concordia, the ship involved in the accident in Italy.

Agents will now be awaiting the earnings report later this week from Royal Caribbean. They want to see if passengers are simply switching from Carnival to other lines -- or are deciding not to cruise at all.

Carnival isn't revealing just how much of a decline it has seen. But it says in the 12 days after the Concordia accident, bookings were down by a percentage "in the mid-teens" from last year. Still, the company says in its annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it doesn't think the accident will have a "significant long-term impact" on its business."

http://www.wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/2eb9f178-www.wgme.com.shtml
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« Reply #177 on: February 01, 2012, 03:53:31 PM »

"The family of a Minnesota couple missing in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster have said they accept the decision to end the search.

In a blog posting, the children of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake said they are 'certainly disheartened to hear the news' but understand.

Italian emergency officials decided to end the search due to the danger posed to rescue workers
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094940/Costa-Concordia-couples-family-We-accept-theyve-gone.html?ITO=1490
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« Reply #178 on: February 01, 2012, 04:02:49 PM »

"GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — A thin film of oil spread from the Costa Concordia cruise ship as waves battered the wreckage off Italy's coast Wednesday, adding to fears of an environmental disaster in the area's sensitive, pristine waters. Authorities were trying to assess how serious and extensive the spread was but said that so far it didn't appear alarming."

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Oil-spreads-from-wreck-of-ship-off-Italy-coast-2911393.php
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« Reply #179 on: February 02, 2012, 11:59:09 AM »

"Royal Caribbean today reported a big percentage decline in new booking activity in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia disaster."

source:  Cruise Week Special Edition 02/02/2012 http://cruise-week.com/


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