Italian TV has recently aired unseen footage inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship showing the crew’s reaction to the ship just prior to sinking. The video shows Italian Captain Francesco Schettino talking on the telephone about halfway into the video.
Italian authorities yesterday officially called off search operations for missing people in the submerged portions of the stricken Costa Concordia due to conditions that are just to dangerous and complex for divers to continue.
ROME, Italy – The Italian Association of Tour Operators told the media that a decision between Costa Cruises and consumer groups was reached offering the surviving passengers of the Costa Concordia cruise ship a compensation lump sum of $14,460 plus travel and medical costs. The offer does not apply to hundreds of crew members who… read more
GIGLIO, Italy – Two more bodies were discovered Monday near the Internet cafe on the fourth deck, according Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency.
GIGLIO, ITALY – Sandor Feher, a Hungarian violinist, has been identified as the first body recovered from the Costa Cruiseliner disaster on Wednesday, January 18th. Feher was a 38-year-old violinist from Hungary who was working as a musician on the ship at the time of the accident.
ROME, ITALY – A sixth body has been discovered in the wreck of the Costa cruise liner which capsized off the coast of Italy on Friday night on Jan.13th. Confusion still remains over the number of victims thought to be missing, but so far 15 are unaccounted for.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the first criminal charges are being prepared by U.S. prosecutors against BP employees stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred on April 20, 2010. The explosion killed 11 oil rig workers who were aboard the Deepwater Horizon at the time of the explosion.
Under a legal settlement announced on Friday, Dec 16 by BP, Cameron International, maker of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer that failed to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP.
WASHINGTON – According to the Obama Administration, BP and two other companies may face more citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled last week that BP must face claims under general maritime law, not under state law, in suits brought by Louisiana and Alabama due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill brought on by the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20, 2010.