Francesco Schettino, centre, the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour on Thursday. Mr Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize.
From April 2014, visitors to the SS Great Britain will be allowed to walk the yardarm and scale the rigging for a Victorian sailor’s view of Bristol, where the ship is moored. The Go Aloft adventure will be an educational and interactive experience of life on board a 19th century passenger steam ship Read more
A cruise ship sails out from Trieste harbour, northern Italy, at sunset
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A handout photo issued by the National Trust of Ireland, shows “Astrid” taken by Jakub Walutek, the winner of the coastal heritage category of Ireland’s clean coasts photography awards 2013. The photo shows the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the coast of Kinsale in Cork in July. Read more
Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the wrecked ship from the reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted and the crippled Concordia didn’t budge for the first three hours after the operation began, according Sergio Girotto, engineer.
The MSC Magnifica cruise ship enters the mouth of the River Tyne in northeast Britain at sunrise. The ship, which is manned by a 1,000-strong crew, is 293.8 metres long, has 1,259 cabins and can carry 2,500 passengers
A cargo ship passes through the Panama Bay in Panama City on Thursday. Panama on Wednesday requested for UN inspectors to scrutinise the cargo on the North Korean ship seized near Panama on Tuesday, which UN diplomats said could constitute a breach of the strict arms sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Read more
The Mariner of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager-class vessels, docks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on Wednesday. Read more
People stand on the beach as the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lies surrounded by cranes outside Giglio harbour on Tuesday. Prosecutors rejected a plea bargain offer by the captain of the cruise ship, which capsized off Italy’s west coast last year with the loss of 32 lives. Captain Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.