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Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia

The causes may be very different and the toll far heavier but Italian media have pointed to similarities between the ferry disaster of the Sewol in South Korea and the Costa Concordia cruise ship crash in 2012. "A case of Schettino in Korea" has been the recurring headline in Italian newspapers in the past few days -- a reference to the Italian liner's captain now on trial for an accident in which 32 people lost their lives.

Turkey may clinch bid to dismantle Italy shipwreck

Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, with a decision to be taken in May. Italian ports are fighting off competition from ports in Britain, France, Norway and Turkey for the contract to scrap the carcass of the vast Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, leaving 32 people dead. While Norway would be the cheapest option, Italy has ruled it out because of the distance the crippled ship would have to travel amid fears of possible environmental damage en route.

Turkey may clinch bid to dismantle Italy shipwreck

Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May. Italian ports are fighting off competition from ports in Britain, France, Norway and Turkey for the contract to scrap the carcass of the vast Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, leaving 32 people dead.

Turkey may clinch bid to dismantle Italy shipwreck

Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May. Italian ports are fighting off competition from ports in Britain, France, Norway and Turkey for the contract to scrap the carcass of the vast Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, leaving 32 people dead.

Costa Concordia captain lashes out on shipwreck return

Italian captain Francesco Schettino lashed out at a media "frenzy" on Thursday after his first return to the Costa Concordia, saying people who accused him of abandoning the ship had not understood "a bloody thing". "There is a frenzy that is making me nervous," Schettino told reporters in the port on Giglio Island off Tuscany where his luxury cruise liner crashed on January 13, 2012 in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.

Disgraced Italian captain boards cruise ship wreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino on Thursday returned on board his stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives. Wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses, the disgraced captain fought off a media scrum as he arrived in the tiny port on Giglio Island, donned a life jacket and got on a boat that took him out to the vessel.

Disgraced Italian captain boards cruise ship wreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino on Thursday returned on board his stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives. Wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses, the disgraced captain fought off a media scrum as he arrived in the tiny port on Giglio Island, donned a life jacket and got on a boat that took him out to the vessel.

Two years after Concordia wreck, captain returns aboard

By Silvia Ognibene GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, went back on board on Thursday for the first time since the huge cruise liner sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize. The twisted wreck of the 290-metre-long ship, now stabilized after a complex salvage operation last year, sits propped up on underwater platforms just outside the port of Giglio, the island off the Tuscan coast where it capsized on January 13, 2012.

Disgraced Italian captain to board cruise ship wreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino on Thursday prepared to return on board his Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives. Schettino's visit was part of a court-ordered inspection in the ongoing trial against him for multiple counts of manslaughter and abandoning ship before all the passengers had been evacuated.

Disgraced Italian captain to board cruise ship wreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino on Thursday prepared to return on board his Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives. Schettino's visit was part of a court-ordered inspection in the ongoing trial against him for multiple counts of manslaughter and abandoning ship before all the passengers had been evacuated.
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