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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…

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…

Italian cruise captain refused orders to reboard ship

The captain of the cruise ship that ran aground and sank off the Italian coast refused to reboard the doomed vessel after he abandoned it, audio recordings revealed. The Costa Concordia hit rocks and capsized on late Friday, leaving at least 11 dead. Capt. Francesco Schettino allegedly abandoned the ship…

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…

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