• Lawyer to Push for Change

    A U.S. lawyer for compensation-seeking survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing said Wednesday he will push for changes in maritime laws and technology to make the cruise ship industry safer. […]

  • Enforcement of Safety Standards

    As rescue efforts off the Tuscan coast wind down, the Dutch salvage company SMIT is standing by to stabilize the Costa Concordia by securing the vessel against further capsizing on […]

  • Concordia Disaster a Wakeup Call

    “Any loss of life at sea is tragic, but the Costa Concordia disaster is even more traumatic since it was entirely preventable” Nexus Consulting offering safety expertise following Italian Carnival […]

  • MSR EXCLUSIVE: Charges Against Schettino

    Maritime Security Review has obtained an English language translation of the Magistrate in Charge of Preliminary Inquiries’ charges against Francesco Schettino, the Captain of the Costa Concordia.   No. 12/285 N.R. and […]

  • Quick Safety Changes Unlikely

    (Reuters) – The cruise ship disaster off Italy’s coast is drawing fresh scrutiny to the gaps in international safety rules and standards – yet there may be little appetite among […]

  • Impact With Rocks “Inevitable”

    (Reuters) – Italian police have located the exact spot where the doomed Costa Concordia was pierced by sharp rocks that ripped open a hole in its hull and believe that […]

  • Cruise Ship Claims in Tens of Millions

    The German reinsurer Munich Re expects claims related to the Costa Concordia to run into several tens of millions of euros. Following the capsize of the Italian cruise liner over […]

  • Floating Concordia

    Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper has posted a 3D animation illustrating the two technical options for refloating and removing the Concordia advanced by the Dutch Smit Salvage company.   The video, […]

  • Maritime Disasters

    An interesting article published in Popular Mechanics: The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Italian island of Giglio came as a shock to the world—how could this happen to […]

  • How Stable are Cruise Ships?

    One of Europe’s largest cruise ships, the Costa Concordia, carrying 4200 passengers and crew, suffered a fatal and spectacular accident on Saturday. The vessel was holed on rocks off the […]