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No golf for salvage expert Nick Sloane

ROME, ITALY: After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and salvaging a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.

14 Jul 2014

ITALY

Attempt to raise Costa Concordia starts on Monday

ROME, ITALY: Salvage workers will attempt to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday (16 September), weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than €600m, officials said.

13 Sep 2013

ITALY

Cruise ship trial starts in Italy

GROSSETO, ITALY: Captain Francesco Schettino, dubbed Italy's "most hated man" by tabloids over the spectacular crash of his cruise ship Concordia in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, went on trial on Tuesday (9 July) charged with manslaughter.

11 Jul 2013