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Costa Concordia Webcams, Updates & History In One Location

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By the time the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is towed away from Giglio Island, off the coast of Italy next spring, it will have been the focus of the world's attention for over two years. A new website ( launched this week, brings visual information (webcams), facts about the ship before and after the wreck, videos of the night of the disaster and recovery, and even a Google News feed to one central location for followers of this disaster.

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The January 13, 2012 wreck cost 31 lives, injured 64 others, destroyed a half billion dollar ship, and nearly destroyed the ecological coastline of the tiny island. Also destroyed were the careers of half a dozen ship's officers and crew, including Captain Francesco Schettino.

By the time the ship is towed away, the operation will have taken nearly two years and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Concordia Webcams links you to four webcams located on Giglio, two primarily aimed at the Concordia in the harbor, and two others that vary their focus on the city itself and activities along the beach and dock. There is also a link to Google News that gives you the latest information about what is happening in the recovery, as well as the subsequent trial for those accused of being responsible.

Two pages give you a history of the ship (pre-crash), as well as a rundown on what happened the fateful night of the crash and since.

Finally, separate pages offer you video insight on the 'Parbuckling Project', (the raising of the ship to an upright position so that it can eventually be floated and towed away), as well as numerous videos from the night of the wreck and the subsequent days after.

Concordia Webcams will be expanded soon to include even more news and announcements.

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