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Raising of Costa Concordia Commences & Live Video Link

Around approximately 6:00 am local time on the island of Giglio,  the final steps to remove the Costa Concordia from the shallow shores of the Italian island commenced. Over two years following the sinking of...

Underwater Video From Costa Concordia Released (VIDEO)

While we here at Cruise Currents (and presumably most people involved in the cruise industry) would prefer to move on from the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia, it seems that it has been tough...

Concerns of Pollution Surround Upcoming Costa Concordia Removal

Preparations for removing the Costa Concordia from the shore of Giglio have been in motion for a number of months. Now, with just over a month before the ship is raised and towed away,...

Captain Schettino Returns To The Costa Concordia

Over two years after the Costa Concordia struck a rock off the coast and Giglio and capsized, the ship’s disgraced commander, Captain Francesco Schettino embarked aboard the now upright Costa Concordia. Escorted by court...

NewsBrief: Holland America Reverses Wine Policy, Crystal Cancels Bangkok, & More

Holland America Reverses Controversial Wine Policy Following largely negative feedback from guests, Holland America Line has made the decision to reverse their recently updated carry on wine policy. Earlier in 2013, Holland America Line...

Costa Concordia Scheduled To Be Removed In June, Secondary Investigation Underway

A press conference was held today in Rome, detailing the removal operations plan for the Costa Concordia. The press conference was led by officials from the removal project’s team, Costa Cruises, and Italian government...

One Body Recovered From Costa Concordia

Earlier this month, Cruise Currents reported that human remains had been discovered near the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The remains were believed to be that of either two passengers who are still missing...

Costa Concordia Post Raising Update

Around 4 am last night, engineers on Giglio Island announced the completion of the first phase of removing the Costa Concordia from the shoreline of Giglio. The ship is now safely resting on a...

Costa Concordia “Parbuckling” Webcams

The Costa Concordia’s raising from the shore of Giglio is scheduled to begin at 6 am Rome time on September 16th. The raising of the Costa Concordia will finally bring the ship upright and...

Costa Concordia To Be Rolled On Monday

Officials from the Parbuckling Project have announced that they are ready to roll the Costa Concordia upright as soon as Monday. Franco Gabrielli, the National Civil Protection agency chief, announced that the crew’s would attempt...

Costa Concordia To Be Raised In September

The Costa Concordia is currently entering the final weeks of resting along the coast of Giglio. Later next month, the Costa Concordia will be raised from her final resting place. According to a report...

Costa Concordia Tragedy – January 13th & 14th Timeline

On January 13, 2012 the tragedy of the Costa Concordia began to unfold around 8:30pm EST. As soon as I was notified of the incident, I began creating a timeline of the events on...