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Rough Seas Delay Fuel Pumping From Wrecked Cruise Ship

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Salvage crews preparing to pump thousands of tons of fuel from a wrecked cruise ship off Italy’s coast have delayed operations due to rough seas. Officials say a barge carrying pumping equipment was withdrawn Saturday because of unsafe conditions. Crews are hoping to empty the vessel’s fuel tanks to avert an environmental catastrophe. Meanwhile, the […]

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Compensation Plan Offered for Capsized Ship’s Passengers

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The owner of a cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy earlier this month has offered about $14,500 in compensation to each of the uninjured passengers who were aboard the vessel. Costa Cruises said it will also refund those passengers the costs of their cruise and trip home. The deal was announced Friday […]

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Divers Continue Search on Italian Ship

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Divers have resumed search efforts to find those missing onboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship that wrecked off the northwestern coast of Italy earlier this month. German and Italian authorities on Wednesday identified the remains of three German passengers recovered from the disaster. Sixteen deaths have been confirmed, while 17 others are still missing from […]

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Italian Official: It Would be a Miracle to Find Survivors in Shipwreck

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An Italian official overseeing the search efforts of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near Giglio island said Wednesday it would “take a miracle” to find any survivors from the January 13 disaster. Franco Gabrielli told reporters that, given the time passed and the conditions, it was unlikely to find anybody alive. He said, however, […]

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Divers Recover 16th Body from Italian Liner

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Divers searching the partially submerged Italian liner Costa Concordia have discovered another body, as salvage crews prepare to offload more than 2,000 metric tons of fuel from the crippled ship. The discovery Tuesday on the third deck of the massive ocean liner came as explosives experts blasted another hole into the ship’s submerged hull to […]

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Divers Find 2 More Italian Cruise Ship Victims; Fuel Removal to Begin

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian officials say two more bodies have been found on the capsized Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, bringing the number of confirmed dead from the disaster to 15. Italy’s civil protection agency chief, Franco Gabrielli, said Monday divers found the bodies of two women near the ship’s Internet cafe. Most of those killed in the […]

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Divers Find 2 More Victims of Italian Cruise Ship Disaster; Fuel Removal to Begin

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Italian officials say two more bodies have been found on the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, bringing the number of confirmed dead from the capsized vessel to 15. Italy’s civil protection agency chief, Franco Gabrielli, said Monday divers located the bodies of two women near the ship’s Internet cafe. They, along with most of the […]

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Divers Find 13th Victim of Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The known number of lives lost in the grounding of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has risen to 13 after divers removed the body of a woman from the stern of the capsized vessel Sunday. On Saturday, the body of another woman was retrieved. Both women were said to be wearing life vests. They, […]

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Divers Find 13th Victim of Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The known number of lives lost in the grounding of that Italian cruise ship has risen to 13 after divers on Sunday removed the body of a woman from the stern of the Costa Condordia. On Saturday, the body of another woman was retrieved. Both of the women were said to be wearing life vests. […]

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Ship Search off Italy Finds 12th Body, Hard Disk

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian media say police divers searching the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which ran aground earlier this month off the Italian island of Giglio, have found a hard disk containing data of the voyage, as another body was pulled from the wreckage, bringing the death toll to 12.. Media reports say the disk retrieved late Saturday […]

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