“Costa Concordia is a Concordia-Class cruise ship, owned and operated by the Carnival Corporation’s subsidiary Costa Cruises.”
The Costa Concordia was owned by Costa Crociere, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC.
Many famous naval disasters happen far out at sea, but on January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia wrecked just off the coast of an Italian island in relatively shallow water. … The wreck was not the fault of unexpected weather or ship malfunction—it was a disaster caused entirely by a series of human errors.
On 13 January 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia struck an underwater rock, capsized, and sank in shallow waters off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, resulting in 32 deaths. … Despite receiving its own share of criticism, Costa Cruises and its parent company, Carnival Corporation, did not face criminal charges.
It hasn’t been easy, even among professionals, to have too much sympathy for Francesco Schettino, formerly master of the Costa Concordia, currently serving a 16 year prison sentence in Rome.
The vessel, carrying 4,252 people, met a tragic end in January 2012 when it hit an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio near Tuscany. Now, half a decade on, the wreckage of the tragic ship is being dismantled in the port of Genoa. The 144,500-tonne ship is unrecognisable as workmen rip it apart for scraps.
Size of ships: The Titanic was 882 feet and 8 inches long (268 meters) and had a tonnage of 46,000. The Costa Concordia was larger, with a tonnage of 114,500 and a length of 951 feet and 5 inches (290 m). … The Costa Concordia had the largest spa center ever built on a cruise ship.
Personal life. Present with him on the bridge during the collision was Moldovan dancer Domnica Cemortan, who has admitted she had been having an extramarital affair with Schettino. Before starting his prison sentence, Schettino lived in Meta in the Province of Naples. He is married and has one daughter.
|Cost||€450 million (£372 million, US$570 million)|
|Launched||2 September 2005|
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, salvage workers say. … The ship will then be towed to its home port, Genoa, where it will be scrapped.
Italy’s highest court has upheld the 16-year jail sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia, which capsized in 2012 killing 32 people. … Schettino was sentenced in 2015 after a court found him guilty of manslaughter, causing a maritime accident and abandoning ship.
Part of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group, listed on the London and New York stock exchanges and world leader in the sector with a fleet of 103 ships (over 11.5 million passengers in 2016), the Costa Crociere Group is parent company of the Costa Cruise Lines and AIDA Cruises brands.
Costa Cruises Continues Its Gradual Restart For 2021-2022, With Its Three Newest Ships Featured In Exciting Itinerary Updates. The Italian company has redesigned its cruise offer for the final part of 2021 and for 2022 with new features for the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Emirates and South America.
Today the company is known as Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises), and it dates much farther back than 1948, to 1854, when Giacoma Costa founded a small shipping company called “Giacomo Costa fu Andrea” trading in olive oil and fabrics.
“The captain goes down with the ship” is a maritime tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both their ship and everyone embarked on it, and in an emergency will either save those on board or die trying. Although often connected to the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912 and its captain, Edward J.
The captain of the cruise ship which capsized off the Italian coast chose to change its course, the owners Costa Cruises have said. Speaking at a news conference, the company’s chief executive officer, Pier Luigi Foschi, said the captain decided to change the course of the boat to get close to the island of Giglio.
Cruise ships have small jails onboard, they are called brigs. The jails are located in the crew only areas and guests rarely see them. … An alternative to placing a guest in the jail (brig) of a cruise ship, is to hold the passenger in cabin arrest where the guest would not be able to leave their cabin.
Now, the wrecked remains of the gigantic ocean liner are being scrapped in the port of Genoa, Italy. Its 50,000 tons of steel are being melted down and will be used in future construction and ship building projects.
The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino was found guilty of manslaughter in 2016 and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Francesco Schettino was given 10 years for multiple manslaughters, 5 years for causing a shipwreck, and 1 year for abandoning the passengers at the time of the sinking.
The average salary of a cruise captain is $130,000 per year. This ranges from $52,000 to $190,000 and is dependent on the captain’s experience and the cruise line which they work for. According to Cruise Critic (source) the average salary of a cruise director is $150,000 per year.
If necessary, the abandonment phase can start before all passengers have assembled. 23 of the 26 lifeboats were launched; 3 lifeboats on the port side could not be launched due to the significant list of the vessels. Lifeboats must be capable of being launched when the ship has a list of 20 degrees in either direction.
Schettino was sentenced in 2015 after a court found him guilty of manslaughter, causing a maritime accident and abandoning ship. … Schettino was nicknamed “Captain Coward” by the media, after the coastguard released recordings of him in a lifeboat resisting orders to return to the stricken vessel.
The Times notes that from 1980 to 2012, about 16 cruise ships have sunk. Typically, cruise ships that sink are those sailing in inhospitable waters, like the Antarctic Ocean, or ships belonging to smaller lines.
She is working on a novel based on the Costa Concordia disaster. The nautical blue paint spelling out “Costa Concordia” has almost all bubbled and chipped off the bow of the once luxurious cruise liner after 20 months under salt water off the Italian island of Giglio.
The final journey back to its home port of Genoa took four days. The cost of the salvage operation was estimated at some $1.2bn (£0.7bn), although cruise line Costa Crociere estimated that it had contributed some 765 million euros ($1,040m, £600m) to the Italian economy.
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Torstein HagenNationalityNorwegianAlma materNorwegian Institute of Technology Harvard UniversityOccupationFounder & chairman, Viking CruisesYears active1974–present