Costa Concordia

  • Five people sentenced to jail for Costa Concordia disaster July 21, 2013

    Rome: Four Costa Concordia crew members and a company official were sentenced to jail in Italy on Saturday for their part in the 2012 cruise ship disaster that killed 32 people, leaving only Captain Francesco Schettino still on trial. The five received sentences of between 18 and 34 months for multiple...
  • Italy happy with the fishermen killing probe: MEA February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that the visiting Italian minister was satisfied with the probe in the fishermen killings case. He also said that the Italian Foreign Minister also will visit the country on Tuesday for further discussion and the improvement of the bilateral ties...
  • Divers find 8 more bodies in Costa Concordia wreckage February 23, 2012

    Rome: Divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship off a Tuscan island found eight bodies Wednesday on one of the passenger decks, including that of a missing 5yearold Italian girl, authorities said. Italy's national civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation off a Tuscan island, said three of the...
  • Need to analyse the incident: Italian Dy FM February 22, 2012

    Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan De Mistura said that a proper dialogue was needed to have a proper solution. ...
  • Costa Concordia captain faces 2,500 years in prison February 8, 2012

    Giglio: The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia could be sentenced to a cumulative total of more than 2,500 years in prison if convicted of causing a shipwreck, abandoning ship and multiple counts of manslaughter, it emerged on Monday. The length of sentence was calculated, which totted up the jail terms...
  • Italian shipwreck: those missing presumed dead February 1, 2012

    Rome: Divers in Italy have abandoned the search for survivors of the Costa Concordia. The 16 missing people including Indian crew member Russell Rebello are now being presumed dead. The civil protection authority said conditions on the wreck had made it impossible for divers to continue working safely in the...
  • Italy ship disaster: 2 more bodies found January 24, 2012

    Rome: Nudged gently by the tides off Tuscany, the capsized Costa Concordia has been deemed stable enough on its rocky perch for salvagers to begin pumping fuel oil from its giant tanks as early as on Tuesday. The cruise liner, its hull gashed by a reef and pocked by holes blasted...
  • Italy boat tragedy: two more bodies found January 24, 2012

    Rome: Nudged gently by the tides off Tuscany, the capsized Costa Concordia has been deemed stable enough on its rocky perch for salvagers to begin pumping fuel oil from its giant tanks as early as Tuesday. The cruise liner, its hull gashed by a reef and pocked by holes blasted by...
  • 'Get back on board, damn it!' Tshirts a hit January 23, 2012

    Rome: A coast guard officer's 'Get back on board damn it!' order to the fleeing captain of the capsized Costa Concordia liner is being printed on Tshirts by a company hoping to inspire Italians to rescue their country from economic crisis. Italians have made a hero of coast guard officer Gregorio...
  • Search resumes on doomed Italian cruise ship January 22, 2012

    Divers resumed their search for survivors from the Italian cruise ship on Saturday. ...
  • Big money lures Indians to cruise liner industry? January 22, 2012

    Mumbai: It's been a week since Italian luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia struck rocks and keeled on its side but there's still no news of Russell Rebello the sole Indian crew member yet to be accounted for. And he was one of 200 Indian crew members on board that...
  • Italy ship tragedy: Indian crew still missing January 21, 2012

    A week after the Costa Concordia struck rock, Italy has declared a formal emergency for the island to helping with the rescue operations. ...
  • Italian shipwreck: No news of missing Indian yet January 21, 2012

    Mumbai: It has been six days to the ship mishap in Italy and there is still no news of Russell Rebello, the Indian crew member aboard the Costa Concordia. The ship ran aground last week. Italy has declared a formal emergency for the island where the incident occurred. This is...
  • Ship tragedy: 1 week on, 1 Indian still missing January 21, 2012

    New Delhi: It's been six days and there's still no news of Russell Rubello, missing Indian aboard the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia. The first batch of Indians rescued from illfated cruise ship, which had run aground off Italy's coast on Saturday, arrived in India on Thursday. Fifteen out of the 200...
  • Joyful return for nine shipwreck survivors January 21, 2012

    HYDERABAD: A jubilant first batch of survivors from the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which hit a rock and sank off the Tuscan coast in Italy, reached back to the city Thursday night around 9.30 p.m. The survivors Jonathan Paturi, Ramesh Kumar, Srikanth Yadav, Srinivas Reddy, Ravikumar Dharnes, Suresh Chari...
  • Woman with Italian ship captain defends his effort January 20, 2012

    Rome: A young Moldovan woman, who says she was called to the bridge of the stricken Costa Concordia to help evacuate Russian passengers, defended the embattled captain on Thursday, saying he worked tirelessly and "saved over 3,000 lives." Domnica Cemortan, who says she was translating Capt Francesco Schettino's orders during the...
  • Italy ship survivors reunite with family in India January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: It was a day many families were waiting for as the first batch of Indians rescued from the sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia landed in Delhi. There were 201 Indians on board the ship. The Indian embassy has given each of them one hundred euros. However, as many as...
  • Italy ship disaster: Rescued Indians return home January 19, 2012

    The first batch of Indians rescued from the Italian cruise liner returned to Delhi on Thursday. ...
  • Italy ship tragedy: 1st batch of Indians returns January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The first batch of Indians rescued from illfated cruise ship 'Costa Concordia', which had run aground off Italy's coast on Saturday, arrived on Thursday. Fifteen out of the 200 Indians rescued from ship were flown to New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport in an Emirates flight. There were a total...
  • Divers suspend search of capsized Italy liner January 19, 2012

    Giglio: Divers searching the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia suspended work on Wednesday after the vast wreck shifted by more than a metre, delaying plans to remove the oil from the liner to prevent a possible environmental disaster. Five days after the 114,500 tonne cruise ship struck a rock and...
  • 'I took God's name and jumped off the sinking ship' January 18, 2012

    Mumbai: "Standing at the edge of the deck, I left everything in the hands of the Almighty, and just jumped," said Jason D'Silva. And the Almighty must have been listening, as it was this very leap of faith off the capsizing Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia and onto a...
  • Coast Guard to Italian captain: Go back aboard! January 18, 2012

    Rome: "You go on board! Is that clear? Do you hear me?" the Coast Guard officer shouted as the captain of the grounded Costa Concordia sat safe in a life raft and frantic passengers struggled to escape after the ship rammed into a reef off the Tuscan coast. "It is an...
  • Italian shipwreck: Search on for missing Indian January 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Twentynine people, including India's Russel Terrence Rebello are still missing from the partially sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia off Italy's coast. In Mumbai, the family of Terence Rebello has been going through agony, waiting for a word on his whereabouts. 32yearold Rebello was a waiter aboard the luxury cruiser that...
  • Italian shipwreck: Captain says he's not at fault January 16, 2012

    Giglio: More than 48 hours after the hull of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was torn apart by rocks off the Tuscan coast, its captain, Francesco Schettino says he's not at fault. "I don't know if it was detected or not but on the nautical chart it was marked just...
  • Italian shipwreck: 201 Indians rescued, 1 missing January 16, 2012

    Giglio: Two hundred and one Indians have been rescued from aboard the sinking ship Costa Concordia, that hit rocks off the coast of Italy on Friday night, said Sunil Aggarwal, First secretary, Indian Embassy, Rome. He added that one Indian was still missing. "People saw him (the missing Indian) rescuing the...
  • Italy: 3 dead, 40 missing in ship disaster January 15, 2012

    Porto Santo Stefano: About 40 people were still missing Sunday more than 24 hours after an Italian cruise ship with more than 4,000 on board capsized off Italy's west coast, killing at least three people and injuring 70. The captain of the luxury 114,500tonne Costa Concordia was being held in jail...