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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,…

Italy cruise ship: 29 missing, captain questioned

Hopes began to fade for 29 people still unaccounted for from the wreck of a luxury liner off the coast of Italy on Tuesday as a judge questioned the captain over his role in the disaster. A black box transcript showed Francesco Schettino – reported to have sailed so close to the…

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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