Costa chief expresses gratitude to those who helped in wake of Concordia disaster
Costa Cruises' chairman Pier Luigi Foschi has expressed his gratitude to the Genoa authorities, the general public and everyone who stood by Costa Cruises in the aftermath of the tragic accident at Giglio Island.
He was addressing the ‘Thank you for shipping!’ public meeting in Genoa yesterday (June 9) by the Genoa Provincial Administration in the Salone del Consiglio Provinciale.
The morning’s gathering was followed by two Open Day sessions for the public at Palazzo Costa during which Costa executives talked about seafaring professions with special reference to cruise ships and the jobs related to the Savona Palacrociere cruise terminal.
Costa Cruises responded immediately to the tragic incident at Giglio Island on January 13 when the Costa Concordia capsized after hitting rocks and has been constantly engaged ever since.
It focused on dealing with the emergency, providing assistance to the guests and crew members as well as protecting Giglio Island by successfully removing the fuel from the ship and presenting a plan to remove the wreck.
Thanks to its marketing activities, as well as the support of its customer base and partners, Costa Cruises has bounced back.
On May 25, it reached one million guest bookings for cruises in 2012, and in April and May this year it achieved booking volumes that were 28 per cent higher than those recorded for the same months in 2011.
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