Costa Cruises Statement Regarding Environmental Issues Related to Costa Concordia

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2012) — For Costa Cruises protecting
the environment is an integral part of its corporate mission, as it has
demonstrated by obtaining the most stringent international
certifications (UNIEN ISO 14001).
The company therefore recognized the need to promptly address
issues concerning the protection of the marine environment following
the Costa Concordia accident.
In the hours immediately after the accident, Costa Cruises
commissioned leading worldwide salvage experts Smit Salvage BV, of
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to draw up a plan to recover the reserves
of fuel from Costa Concordia. From the outset, this plan has been
shared with the relevant authorities and, as a result of their full
cooperation, is expected to be implemented by the end of the week.