In a major operation conducted by the Italian authorities 17 members of the organized criminal syndicate Ndrangheta were arrested. Among them was the boss Gaetano Tomaselli who was arrested on a cruise ship. The police boarded the cruise ship during a stop in Cagliari on August 4, before the passengers could get off, and arrested Tomaselli. The special antiterrorism squad of the Guardia di Finanza of Reggio Calabria on the night of July 30, planned to arrest Tomaselli at his home. However one day before, he boarded on cruise ship with his family in Civitavecchia.
Genoa, 12 July 2016 – Onboard Costa Diadema, flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, was presented Pepper, the first robot in the world able to recognize main human emotions and proactively interact with the surrounding environment. Starting from today, five Pe pper robots will be operative on all 7-day cruises of the Costa’s flagship in the Western Mediterraneean: their task will be to entertain guests, making their on board experience even more unique and unforgettable.
On Wednesday, Italian court sentenced a cruise ship crew member to ten months' imprison for sexual assault on a 17 year old girl. NuovaVenezia reports that the assault happened three years ago during an Adriatic cruise on the ship Costa Fascionsa.
A French passenger sailing onboard Costa Fascinosa cruise ship died yesterday morning during an emergency evacuation by a Sea Rescue helicopter. The 77 year-old passenger suffered heart attack when the ship was about 50 miles from Mallorca, Spain. The tragic event happened when the man danced with his wife on the ship at around eleven o'clock at night. The onboard medical team quickly responded to the scene by providing emergency treatment. Spanish coastguard was alerted to carry out urgent transfer to the nearest hospital, and a helicopter was mobilized.
Costa Pacifica Staff Engineer, Roberto Fruci was transported on airplane from Brazil to Italy in coma and was rushed to the hospital San in Pavia. The tragic event occurred while the cruise ship was sailing to South America with stops in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
A life jacket of the cruise ship Costa Concordia was found on the Sardinian coast in Italy. After Concordia was wrecked on 13 January 2012, the life jacket floated the Mediterranean for four years, before it was found by a fisherman in the rocky coast line in Sardinia.