The company Costa Cruises has agreed to this amount for more than 4,000 tourists who were on the wrecked cruiser. In total must spend more than 44 million euros. The agreement excludes fatalities and injuries.
The shipping company of Costa Concordia cruise ship, which sank two weeks ago on the island of Giglio, off the Italian coast, has agreed to indemnify each of the affected passengers with 11,000 euros. The company Costa Cruises will pay that amount to each of 3209 people who were shipwrecked on January 13. The main consumer association rejected the sum.
The tour operator Astoi Costa said in a statement Crociere, based in Genoa, was agreed after discussions with consumer groups. Children travelling aboard the shipwrecked ship will also receive their compensation. Payment will be 11 thousand euros (14,400 dollars) compensation, most other $ 3,000 (about 4,000 dollars) to cover expenses.
The sum, according to the agency designated by DPA, each passenger will be paid regardless of age and is intended to discuss the statement "any damage such as loss of baggage and personal effects as well as psychological stress and damage experienced for a vacation ruined.”
This agreement does not cover death or physical injuries. For those who have suffered physical harm, or in the case of the victims, there will be individual negotiations. "It's a historic agreement, which puts the end point to a dramatic episode." "A truly collective legal action resolved outside the courts and that gives a redress also suffered stress and completely spoiled holidays", explained in a statement the President of the Association for the defense and the guidance of consumers (ADOC), Carlo Pileri.
In addition, funds will be earmarked to cover expenses that were passengers, including the trip after disembarking the ship, as well as medical expenses and home. Pileri has stated that also taken into account, in addition to the code of Italian tourism, other international regulations, seen that shipwrecked Cruiser had passengers of various nationalities.
Some 3,200 passengers and 1,300 crew members were aboard the cruise ship Costa Concordia that night of 13 January when the cruiser ran aground and capsized as they approached the island of Giglio.
To date there are 16 confirmed deaths and 20 missing. Shipping company agrees to settle compensation a week before the passenger accepts this offer and recalls that, such as, a couple with two children will receive 50,000 euros, 44,000 compensation for the accident and some 6,000 so paid cruise.
One of the main Italian consumer associations, Codacons rejected the compensation to call it "charity" and said that passengers should not accept.
Meanwhile, during the day continued the work of rescue divers on the cruise that sank.
Franco Gabrielli, head of Civil Protection Service is in charge of the operation, acknowledged yesterday that "there is no hope of finding anyone alive."
Dissatisfied with this arrangement, a consumer association, known as Codacons, has invited passengers not to accept this offer which he considered a "charity". Codacons announced on its website starting from Miami with the collaboration of two American firms a collective legal action to call on Costa Cruises a compensation of 125 thousand euros (164 billion dollars) for each passenger.
"It's an accident of an unprecedented gravity and all those who were aboard the ship have a right not only of being recovered by the material or physical damage, but also, for the moral, as fear and terror that have suffered," explains the President of Codacons, Carlo Rienzi.
The cruise ship Costa Concordia, in carrying 4229 people, of which 3 209 passengers, ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the night of January 13th 2012.
The fatalities from the wreck are, for the moment, 16, including Spanish and a Peruvian, while still continuing the search for 22 people who are missing.
Moreover, Codacons, one of Italy's finest recognized consumer groups, has booked two US law companies to blast off a class-action litigation in contradiction of Costa and Carnival in Miami, appealing that it supposes to get anywhere from euro125,000 (US$164,000) to 1 million euros (US$1.3 million) per passenger.
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