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Costa Concordia nears Italian port to be broken up for scrap

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 15:09

The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived on Sunday off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after the cruise liner ran aground and sank near the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people.

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:17

It`s nursing season in Europe`s biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores - but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Costa Concordia: Bones found on seabed near Italy cruise ship wreck

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 00:33

Divers looking for the last two victims of Italy`s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster found some bones on the seabed on Thursday, raising hopes of closure for relatives after a traumatic 20-month wait.

Cruise ship disaster pre-trial hearings begin in Italy

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 20:16

Indictment hearings against six suspects in the Costa Concordia luxury liner disaster began in Italy, with local authorities at the site of the shipwreck requesting compensation of more than 80 million euros (USD 105 million).

French, German victims of Italy shipwreck identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 22:25

The bodies of tourists on board the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner have been formally identified.

4 bodies located in Italy cruise liner wreck

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 19:47

Up to four bodies have been located in the wreckage of the semi-submerged cruise liner Costa Concordia.

Workers to pump oil from grounded cruise tomorrow

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 13:02

Preliminary operations to remove a half-million gallons of fuel from the grounded cruise ship, before it leaks into the pristine Tuscan sea, will begin tomorrow.

Italy cruise ship captain blames company pressure

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 09:15

The captain of the stricken Costa Concordia liner told a friend a day after the disaster that a manager from the cruise company pressured him to sail too close to shore.

Sixteenth body found on Italy cruise shipwreck

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 23:36

The body was found on the third deck where some of the 114,500-tonne vessel`s lifeboats were located.

Italy: Oil pumping from cruise ship to begin

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 09:45

Salvage experts can begin pumping fuel from a capsized cruise ship as early as tomorrow to avert a possible environmental catastrophe, Italian officials said.

Cruise ship mishap: First batch of Indians returns

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 12:37

The first batch of Indians rescued from ill-fated cruise ship `Costa Concordia`, which had run aground off Italy`s coast on Saturday, arrived here Thursday.

Italy`s cruise ship captain `was like a Ferrari driver`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 23:32

"we got the impression that he would drive a bus like a Ferrari," one of the officers on board the Costa Concordia said.