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Costa Concordia Lawsuit Filed Against Architects of Disaster

Costa Concordia Lawsuit Filed Against Architects of Disaster

A US Attorney filed a $10 million lawsuit over the Costa Concordia disaster, alleging that the ship suffered from an unsafe design, and that the company profited while putting passengers at risk. The claim names the architects and designers, and Carnival Corps.

Retired Carabinieri Corps Killed in Legnario Bus Crash

Retired Carabinieri Corps Killed in Legnario Bus Crash

What: bus Where: Padua Italy When: May 5, 2012 Who: 20 passengers, 5 fatalities Why: A bus in the town of Legnario crashed through a blockade and went down an embankment for 50 meters, nearly going into a canal. There were twenty passengers aboard. Three men and a women were killed instantly in the crash and one more died at the [...]

Passenger-filled Carnival Ship “Triumph” Held Saturday by U.S. Marshals in Galveston Harbor.

Passenger-filled Carnival Ship “Triumph” Held Saturday by U.S. Marshals in Galveston Harbor.

What: Carnival Triumph Where: Texas When: March 31, 2012 Who: Carnival Cruises Why: After the lawsuit was field on behalf of Siglinde Stumpf, a German fatality of the Costa Concordia disaster, U S Marshals seized the Carnival Triumph on the order of a Texas judge with the intent of securing the plaintiff's claims against Carnival Corp. [...]

Carnival Corps Costa Allegra Engine Fire Stranded and Adrift, Ship Towed to Safety

Carnival Corps Costa Allegra Engine Fire Stranded and Adrift, Ship Towed to Safety

After the Costa Allegra's engine fire killed the main power supply, and the ship's thousand passengers adrift in the Indian ocean, Costa Cruises had a deep sea trawler, The Trevignon, tow the ship toward safety. Pirates in the Indian Ocean are considered a distinct threat. The Costa Allegra is on a 400 meter cable moving at 6 knots, and as of [...]

Costa Concordia Compensation Claims

Costa Concordia Compensation Claims

An Italian Consumer group is pushing for compensation for Russian and American Survivors "Russian and US survivors from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster have joined forces with an Italian consumer group to press for over 400 million euros in compensation. Costa has offered just 11,000 euros plus a refund and travel home to the ship's [...]

Discovery takes Costa Concordia to Hollywood

Discovery takes Costa Concordia to Hollywood

Nancy Daniels of the Discovery Channel said "The world has been horrified and captivated by the real life drama of the Costa Concordia disaster." The Discovery Channel is hosting a special on the Costa Concordia Disaster that will attempt to answer what went wrong, what role the captain had, how the crew evacuated and how the ship can be [...]

Struggling to Raise the Dead

Struggling to Raise the Dead

With hope for finding survivors gone, the rescue team soldiers on taking their lives into their own hands to find remaining bodies in the settling Costa Concordia. Special force divers blasted entry points into the ship. Divers are taking fifty minutes of oxygen down on forty minute dives in ten degree water, and swimming in pairs in case [...]

Concordia’s Captain in a Nutshell:

Concordia’s Captain in a Nutshell:

What: Italian Cruise ship Costa Concordia en route from Civitavecchia to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo and across the Med. Where: Giglio off the Tuscan coast When: 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Who: Capt. Francesco Schettino, 3,200 passengers and 1,023 crew, 11 fatalities, 21 missing The ship struck the [...]

Costa Concordia Audio tape

Costa Concordia Audio tape

What: Italian Cruise ship Costa Concordia en route from Civitavecchia to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo and across the Med. Where: Giglio off the Tuscan coast When: 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Who: 3,200 passengers and 1,023 crew, 6 fatalities

Costa Concordia Strikes Sandbar, Passengers Evacuate to Lifeboats, 8 Die, 50 missing

Costa Concordia Strikes Sandbar, Passengers Evacuate to Lifeboats, 8 Die, 50 missing

What: Italian Cruise ship Costa Concordia en route from Civitavecchia to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo and across the Med. Where: Giglio off the Tuscan coast When: 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Who: 3,200 passengers and 1,023 crew, 6 fatalities Why: Passengers were eating dinner when the ship struck a reef. [...]

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