BACKGROUNDER: Costa Crociere’s Role in Defueling, ‘Caretaking’ and Ship Removal Operations


Costa Crociere responded immediately to the Costa Concordia incident to
minimize the environmental impact and protect Giglio Island’s economy and
tourism industry. The subsequent intervention planned by the company was
decided with the joint approval of Italian authorities and the municipality of
Giglio Island in a spirit of full, transparent and total cooperation.
With regard to today’s news release announcing… [Continue Reading]

Discovery Channel Documentary on the Costa Concordia Disaster


The Discovery Channel aired its documentary on Costa Concordia disaster last Sunday, Feb 19th.   If you have not seen it yet, it is definitely worth watching for its expert analysis of situation and the harrowing interviews with passengers who survived the tragedy.
Focus and Expertise
Unlike the hastily produced sensational episode of 20/20 which aired on ABC,… [Continue Reading]



The Cruise Industry Associations made the following announcement today regarding their new muster drill policy.
February 09, 2012 —
Best Practice Identified Through Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review
LONDON –The global cruise industry today announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement… [Continue Reading]

Discovery Channel to Air Special on Concordia Disaster Sunday Feb 19th


The Discovery Channel, one of my favorite cable and satellite channels, will air a special on the Concordia disaster on Sunday Feb 19th. It will air at 10 pm Eastern, 9 Central, 8 Mountain, and 7 Pacific in the US. The show will have interviews with survivors and exclusive footage…. [Continue Reading]

Costa Crociere’s Removal Plan for Costa Concordia


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2012) — Immediately following the Costa
Concordia accident Costa Crociere started working to ensure the least
possible environmental impact to the waters surrounding Isola del Giglio
and to safeguard the island’s business activities and tourism. From the
outset the measures drawn up by the company have been shared with
and approved by the relevant Italian authorities… [Continue Reading]