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#Costa Concordia

# costa-concordia - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Costa Concordia captain says others are to blame for ship crash which killed 32

The prosecution is simultaneously appealing last year’s sentence, maintaining that Schettino should have been given 26 years.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

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Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine

The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter

Prosecutors had branded him a ‘reckless idiot’.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Costa Concordia captain denies trying to impress Moldovan dancer with island sail-by

Francesco Schettino says he was “trying to catch three pigeons with one bean.”

# costa-concordia - Monday 3 November, 2014

Body found on Costa Concordia believed to be last missing crewman

Workers dismantling the ship made the grim discovery earlier today.

# costa-concordia - Monday 28 July, 2014

Man who honeymooned aboard Costa Concordia is helping to dismantle the ship

“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives.”

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Costa Concordia finally begins its journey to the scrapyard

“Today, Giglio is once again ours,” said locals relieved to see the stricken cruise liner start its final voyage.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

It'll take four days to tug the Costa Concordia to its final destination

Genoa is 340km away.

# costa-concordia - Monday 14 July, 2014

Crews begin to re-float sunken Costa Concordia

32 people died when the cruise liner sank two years ago.

# costa-concordia - Friday 4 July, 2014

Watch: This is what it's like to swim around the sunken Costa Concordia

Police divers have released video of the vessel which sank two-and-a-half years ago.

# costa-concordia - Monday 11 November, 2013

Dublin man among four arrested on suspicion of stealing from Costa Concordia

Police say the men were seen on the ship with a Costa Concordia rucksack, and are suspected of trying to take items as souvenirs.

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about a violent assault in Galway, jobs at Twitter and house repossessions.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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Search begins for bodies still aboard the Costa Concordia

Two bodies are still missing, 20 months after the cruise ship hit the rocks off the coast of Tuscany.

# costa-concordia - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers

Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

VIDEO: Watch the Costa Concordia being pulled upright

The cruise ship was pulled upright during a 19-hour operation.

'A perfect operation': Costa Concordia pulled upright off Italian coast overnight [PICS]

“A perfect operation, I must say,” said one of the engineers after the cruise ship – on its side since January 2012 – was pulled upright overnight.

# costa-concordia - Monday 16 September, 2013

Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia

Italian engineers are expected to begin the operation this morning with flotation tanks to be attached to the underwater side of the vessel.

# costa-concordia - Friday 16 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised in September

The salvage has been delayed for almost a year because of technical difficulties.

# costa-concordia - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster

The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

"Most hated man in Italy" goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking

The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Captain of Costa Concordia to face trial for manslaughter of 32 people

Francesco Schettino faces 20 years if convicted.

# costa-concordia - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed Costa Concordia This post contains images

Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed

Workers have to undergo a four-day mountain climbing course before starting the job to equip themselves for the dangerous conditions.

# costa-concordia - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster

Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Costa Concordia: Former captain faces survivors at pre-trial

Dozens of survivors are suing ship owner Costa Crociere and its US parent company Carnival Corporation for hundreds of millions of dollars.

# costa-concordia - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Costa Concordia captain 'sorry' over disaster

Speaking on Italian TV, Francesco Schettino says he was sorry that 32 people died when his ship ran aground in January – but also blamed “destiny” for the tragedy.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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# costa-concordia - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Costa Concordia 'sailed with watertight doors open and unapproved maps'

Cruise ship struck rocks of the Tuscan coast in January and capsized, killing 32 people.

# costa-concordia - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?

In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.

# costa-concordia - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Captain of Costa Concordia 'wasn't wearing his glasses'

Francesco Schettino also ordered officers to lie to coastguards after the accident, an inquiry has been told.

# costa-concordia - Friday 2 March, 2012

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Fire This post contains images

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Bread and torches being delivered to Costa Allegra by helicopter Costa Allegra This post contains videos

Bread and torches being delivered to Costa Allegra by helicopter

Video: One woman explains how her family became caught up in both the Costa Concordia and the Allegra disasters.

# costa-concordia - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

French fishing vessel towing Costa Allegra to Seychelles island

The cruise ship was left stranded in the Indian Ocean after a fire broke out in the generator room, cutting power to the Allegra.

# costa-concordia - Monday 27 February, 2012

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

The ship is part of the same fleet as the Costa Concordia which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January.

# costa-concordia - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Child’s body recovered from Costa Concordia

Eight more bodies have been found on the stricken liner, but authorities were unable to recover them all due to worsening weather.

# costa-concordia - Monday 13 February, 2012

Costa Concordia fuel-pumping process begins

Plans to empty the cruise ship’s fuel tanks were first delayed by the search and rescue operation for victims and then by bad weather.

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