Concordia cruise passengers to get $14,400
The Costa Concordia struck rocks and rolled over on January 13.
January 27th, 2012
05:12 AM ET

Concordia cruise passengers to get $14,400

Passengers of the Costa Concordia are expected to receive a compensation lump sum of 11,000 euros ($14,400) each, the Italian Association of Tour Operators said in a statement Friday.

The decision was reached during a meeting between Costa Cruises and consumer groups, the association said.

The massive liner struck rocks and rolled over onto its side in shallow waters off an island on Italy's Tuscan coast on January 13, leading to a panicked overnight evacuation and a number of deaths.

A 16th body was found by divers searching the ship Tuesday. Sixteen others are missing from the roughly 4,200 people aboard the cruise liner - 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members - at the time of the collision.

The captain of the ill-fated cruise ship is under house arrest and faces possible charges of manslaughter, shipwreck and abandoning ship.

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  1. scott

    how generous....

    January 27, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Clydster

    That money will for sure take the trauma / or make the future trauma go away. Money solves all problems, or is it the other way around, it helps make things worse?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. J

    That's a lot of money. However, it would be more combined if they were sued.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Izzardfan

      Maybe so, but this way the passengers get the money, not lawyers.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. David Goodrow 'Huntsville, Tx.'

    If the so called Captin wasn't such a childish idiot none of this would have happened!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. The Prophet

    Any boat to hit a massive rock may be in danger.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Thanks, Captain Obvious.

      January 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrs sarcasm

      Hey! I didn't say that...

      January 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. StolenIdeas.Org - - - -

    Costa Concordia ship could be sliced in several pieces to move it from the place where it is now!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. kell

    Not enough money at all.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    What do the families of the dead passengers get?
    Enough at least to recover and bury their dead?

    January 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    This is a test of the CNN mods. Everyone else, please disregard.

    If a boat hits a rock, it might sink. Especially if it is jagged and hard. If an asteroid hits a school bus, it might get crushed. Especially if the asteroid is the same size and shape as a school bus.

    Thank you. If someone, say banasy for example, can click report abuse and leave a reply of some sort (eg. oh really, you wizard, that's astounding), it would be appreciated.

    January 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim34

    $14,000 is very generous.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Sounds like just enough money to cover the cost of another cruise.(drinks and meals not included)

    January 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Suze

    It is not much but if they sue personally it will take decades as the other side keeps it in the courts. Take the money and run. You can bank it and earn a little interest. I would take it and forget the whole mess.

    January 28, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. ronvan

    WE all knew this was coming. $14K is a good hunk of change, but in todays world really not much. 20 – 25K is, for me, a better figure. And for those that lost their lives, there is really no money that will replace them. However, I would take each case individually and depending on the number of immediate family members affected give them around 75K. Children involved $100K. This would NOT include any medical care directly involved by this tragedy. Lets remember that these companies deal in Millions/Billions and that they ALWAYS try to get away as cheap as they can!

    January 28, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |

    after taxes.. 7k

    January 28, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Granny


    January 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
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