The arrival of the 140,000 tonne MSC Divinia, the largest cruise ship to visit Venice, sparked protests on Saturday.
The salvage operation which will re-float and then remove the Costa Concordia from the Isola Del Giglo in Italy will be the biggest and costliest in history, the ship’s owners Costa Cruises revealed today.
Costa have today taken delivery of the new Fascinosa from Italian Shipbuilders Fincantieri.
The Azamara Quest, which suffered a fire in the engine room on Friday has today docked in the port of Sandakan, Borneo.
A fire broke out in the engine room of the Azamara Quest at 8:19pm on Friday (30th March) in the Sulu Sea about 130 kilometers (70 nautical miles) south of the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reef but was quickly extinguished by the crew.
The Costa Allegra, which suffered a fire last month, will not return to service with Costa Cruises it has been announced.
The Captain of the Costa Concordia had already damaged another ship whist sailing too fast into the German port of Warnemunde it emerged today.
The Costa Allegra arrived at the port of Victoria on the Seychelles island of Mahe today after three days at sea without power.
The Costa Allegra cruise ship which has been drifting without power after an engine fire in the Indian Ocean is now under tow to Mahe in the Seychelles.
The 43 year old Costa Allegra is currently drifting in the Indian Ocean after yesterday’s fire.