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Human remains found amid Costa Concordia wreckage

Italian rescuers have found more human remains on the wreck of Italy’s Costa Concordia, which are believed to belong to one of two victims who are still missing, the civil protection agency said Tuesday. The “remains of a human body, which could be one of the two missing, an Indian…

Salvage operation underway for cruise ship that dwarfs the Titanic

Costa Concordia: mammoth salvage effort could break records – and the boat (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) A dark line, marking a previously submerged part, gives evidence of the movement of the Costa Concordia ship, lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16,…

WATCH LIVE: Salvage crews raise shipwrecked Costa Concordia

Watch live video as salvage crews attempt to pull the Costa Concordia upright. The cruise ship hit a rock off the coast of Italy after sailing to close to the shore and capsized. The ship has been abandoned at sea for nearly two years.…

Italy cruise ship passengers file $528 million U.S. lawsuit

MIAMI — Thirty-nine survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy last month filed an amended lawsuit in Florida state court Tuesday seeking more than half a billion dollars in damages. The suit filed against Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., and its subsidiary Costa Cruise Line —…

Salvage workers begin pumping fuel from Italian shipwreck

ROME — Salvage workers Sunday began pumping fuel from the shipwrecked Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, a day ahead of schedule, officials said. Operations began at around 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) on the wreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio to remove fuel from seven of the massive ship’s tanks,…

Italy cruise wreck search suspended in choppy seas

Italian rescuers were forced to suspend operations on the stricken Costa Concordia luxury liner on Friday a week after a Mediterranean tragedy in which up to 32 people are feared to have died. “Rescue workers were on the ship during the night. When it moved, the search was immediately suspended,”…

Italy cruise wreck search resumes amid fuel fears

Italian rescuers resumed their search on board a crashed cruise ship on Thursday, as salvage workers prepared to pump out fuel from its tanks to avoid an environmental disaster. The rescue operation had to be halted on Wednesday after the half-submerged ship shifted while rescuers were still inside, sparking fears…

Italy captain denies abandoning ship as toll rises to 11

The captain of the doomed Italian cruise liner denied Tuesday he had abandoned ship, as rescue divers found another five bodies in the wreckage, bringing the death toll to 11. A dramatic coastguard recording of ship-to-shore communications as the disaster unfolded showed that captain Francesco Schettinoignored an order to return to…

WATCH: Scared passengers evacuate Italian cruise ship

Video has been released of frightened passengers evacuating the damaged Costa Concordia luxury cruise ship off the coast of Italy this weekend. Passengers are shown to be screaming in fear as they wait for lifeboats to be lowered. Ship captain Francesco Schettino was arrested on Saturday, accused of manslaughter and…

Large Italian cruise ship ran aground

In a shocking incident, emergency crews are searching for passengers of a cruise ship that ran aground Friday evening near an Italian island. According to the BBC, the Costa Concordia ship was headed to the Mediterranean Sea when it smashed into rocks off the island coast of Giglio. The damage…

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