Posts Tagged ‘shipwreck’

Boat reaches Italian cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Comments off

A fishing boat has reached the cruise ship adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people on board, officials say.

The Costa Allegra suffered a fire in its generator room that caused it to lose power south-west of the Seychelles – an area where pirates are active. Read more…

Shipwreck treasure returned to Spain

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Comments off

An estimated 500 million dollars worth of treasure retrieved from a sunken warship has been returned to Spain after a 5-year court battle.

Military cargo planes left an air force base in Florida on Friday, to deliver the lost treasure to Spain. Read more…

Italy – Concordia captain tests positive for cocaine

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 19, 2012

Traces of cocaine were discovered on hair samples of Francesco Skettino, the captain of the sunken ship Costa Concordia as a result of a forensic examination. Read more…

Italy – New video shows Italian cruise ship’s bridge

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 12, 2012

An Italian broadcaster has reported about newly released video footage recorded on the command bridge of a cruise ship that ran aground off the central coast. Read more…

15 Somalis die in Libya boat sinking,40 missing

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 29, 2012  Soomaali  ay dooni la Degtay ,meydad laga helay Xeebaha Liibiya,magacyada………hoos

At least 15 Somali migrants have died and 40 have gone missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya’s port of Misrata, Somalia’s ambassador Abdelghani Wais told reporters. Read more…

Italy – New evidence against Costa Concordia captain

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News 

New audio evidence has surfaced, which shows that the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner had promised Italian coast guards to be the last to leave the distressed ship but failed to keep his promise. Read more…

Italy:Costa Concordia rescue effort resumes

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

Rescue efforts have resumed on the Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner stranded off the Italian coast. The operation was suspended yesterday after the ship, which lies on its starboard side after hitting a reef within 230 m of the Giglio Island, began shifting. Read more…

Italy:Costa Concordia search suspended

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

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Rescue teams have suspended their search of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground and sank off Tuscany on Friday, after the wrecked cruise liner started shifting to deeper water. Read more…

Italy:Costa Concordia search operation suspended

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Comments off

The search operation aboard the capsized Costa Concordia Italian cruise liner has been suspended after the ship shifted due to deteriorating weather conditions. Read more…

Italy:Rescuers find bodies of 5 Coast Concordia passengers

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Comments off

Rescue divers have found bodies of another five passengers from the cruise liner Coast Concordia which sank on January 13, Reuters reports.

A total of 11 passengers have been found dead while 24 are still reported Read more…