The Costa Concordia hit a rock close to the Isola Del Giglio, Italy on 13th January 2012. In this article we piece together the various stories and reports of the disaster to create a comprehensive review of events to date. Of course further details will emerge later this year during the inquiry and trial of the captain as well as during the salvage of the vessel and we will provide further updates in our daily articles.
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 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.
Reports are reaching us that the Costa Allegra is on fire in the Indian Ocean.
Initial indications are that the fire occurred in the engine room but is now out, however power has not been restored.
Italian Channel TV5 have obtained dramatic new footage of the bridge during the Concordia Disaster.