Showing posts with label Costa Concordia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Costa Concordia. Show all posts

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Luxury cruise ship, Costa Concordia, capsizes off coast of Italy...

4,200 on board.

From UK Mail Online:
Sixty nine people are believed to be missing and three are dead after a packed cruise liner began capsizing off the Italian coast after running aground.
About 4,200 passengers and crew were on board the Costa Concordia which had left port at 7pm for a seven-day Mediterranean Cruise - but within two hours, it ran aground in the sea with a major electrical fault.
The 13 deck liner then began to take on water after hitting a rock creating a 160ft gash in the hull, near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast - two weeks into the Titanic centenary year.
Following a large-scale evacuation of passengers and crew last night, Italian officials said 69 had not yet been accounted for, although they warned the passenger list might not be fully up-to-date. more pics and info