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Costa Concordia Remembered One Year After Sinking

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship and relatives of the 32 people who died are marking the first anniversary of the vessel’s grounding off the Italian island of Giglio. The group plans a full day of ceremonies Sunday, including the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a Mass in their honor and a minute […]

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Three Bodies Found in Italian Cruise Ship Wreck

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian searchers have found three more bodies in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the coast of southern Italy. A civil protection agency spokesman says the bodies were found by a remote-controlled robot which was searching inaccessible parts of the ship. It is unclear when they will be recovered. A […]

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Captain in New Zealand Sea Disaster Pleads Guilty

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain and second officer of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year have pleaded guilty to mishandling the ship and trying to cover up their responsibility for the environmental disaster. The unidentified suspects, both Philippine nationals, were in charge of the Liberian-flagged Rena when it tore into a […]

Captain in New Zealand Sea Disaster Pleads Guilty

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain and second officer of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year have pleaded guilty to mishandling the ship and then altering navigation records to cover up their responsibility for the massive environmental disaster. The two men, both Philippine nationals, were in charge of the Liberian-flagged Rena when […]

Taiwan Shipwreck Leaves 4 Dead, 6 Missing in Stormy Seas

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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In Taiwan, coast guard officials are searching for six crewmen who are missing in stormy weather after a cargo ship broke in two off the island’s northern coast. Search crews rescued 11 sailors and recovered four bodies after the Panamanian-registered gravel ship ran aground early Monday off Keelung Harbor. Authorities questioned some of the rescued […]

Taiwan Shipwreck Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Missing in Stormy Seas

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan coast guard officials are searching for at least seven crewmen who are missing in stormy weather after a cargo ship broke in two off the island’s northern coast. Search crews rescued 11 sailors and recovered three bodies after the Panamanian-registered gravel ship ran aground early Monday off Keelung Harbor. Authorities questioned some of the […]