It’s been more than a year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Italian coast, but Tuesday the sole defendant in the case, Captain Franceso Schettino, was scheduled to go to trial in Italy.
A Florida federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Italian businesses against Carnival Corporation, based in Miami, over the deadly capsizing of the cruise ship Costa Concordia.
The sinking of the Costa Concordia owned by a unit of Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines is forcing cruise companies to take a second look at safety, including adopting new rules about lifeboats and access to the bridge.
Eight Americans are among the more than 600 passengers aboard the Costa Allegra who are sleeping on the decks of the crippled cruise ship, without power and under tow after a fire damaged the engine room Monday. The ship is owned by Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines.
Costa Cruise Lines, the Italian line owned by Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines which is still trying to recover the sunken Costa Concordia off the Italian coast, has a second ship in trouble.
Uninjured passengers from the Costa Concordia disaster are being offered about $14.5-thousand a piece in a compensation deal with the cruise line..
Stunned by a clear failure of evacuation and emergency procedures when it’s Costa Concordia foundered off the Tuscan coast, parent company Carnival Cruise lines announced Thursday that it would examine those procedures across the board, for every cruise line it owns, and even bring in outside help.
Just days after the Costa Concordia disaster, Costa’s parent company, Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday it would be suspending its social networking activity through Twitter and Facebook.
The Costa Concordia disaster could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to Carnival Corporation and its insurers.