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.
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines is now facing a revised lawsuit which adds more plaintiffs and claims that seek millions of dollars in damages in last month’s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
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.