Costa Concordia disaster
Aground with rigid lifeboats in foreground and inflatables hanging from the side of the ship
|Date||13 January 2012|
|Location||Off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy, Mediterranean Sea|
|Cause||Struck a rock while deviating from planned course|
|Participants||4,252 (3,206 passengers; 1,023 crew and personnel)|
|Deaths||33 (27 passengers, 5 crew, 1 salvage member)|
The eight year old Costa Cruises vessel was on the first leg of a cruise around the Mediterranean Sea when she deviated from her planned route at the Isola del Giglio, sailed closer to the island, and struck a rock formation on the sea floor.
A six-hour rescue effort brought most of the passengers ashore.
References[change | change source]
- John Hooper (24 January 2012). "Costa Concordia captain not solely to blame, says prosecutor". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- Jones, Gavin; Denti, Antonio (15 January 2012). "Two more bodies found on ship, three people rescued". Reuters. Retrieved 24 February 2012.