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Costa Concordia

Jul 23, 2014 — More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.
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Jul 14, 2014 — Salvage workers plan to move the Costa Condordia from the spot of its deadly wreck off the Italian coast this week. The ship will eventually be used for scrap.
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Oct 29, 2013 — Prosecutors say the Moldovan dancer's presence on the ship at the time of its crash may have been a distraction to the captain.
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Sep 26, 2013 — The remains are presumed to be of a passenger and crew member still unaccounted for from the January 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.
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Sep 24, 2013 — The world's largest cruise line has experienced a series of problems aboard its ships, ranging from fires and power outages at sea to the wreck of the Costa Concordia.
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Sep 23, 2013 — Francesco Schettino, on trial for manslaughter and abandoning his passengers and crew, says the man steering the cruise liner turned the wrong way.
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Sep 17, 2013 — See the 19-hour operation condensed into about 60 seconds. The cruise ship, which went aground off Tuscany in January 2012, has been shifted into a vertical position.
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Sep 17, 2013 — The cruise ship, which ran aground in January 2012 off the coast of Tuscany, will be stabilized and checked to make sure it can make it through the harsh winter. In the spring, the vessel will be floated to a scrap yard.
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Sep 16, 2013 — The cruise ship ran aground and slumped over on its starboard side off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012. Thirty-two people died. The effort to pull it upright is said to be the biggest such operation ever. At 114,000 tons, the ship is twice the size of the Titanic.
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Sep 14, 2013 — A complicated salvage operation is set to begin Monday at the site of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off Italy in 2012. Even if it succeeds, it will be a long time before things return to normal on the island of Giglio, where the ship wrecked.
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