Flashback in maritime history – Costa Concordia grounding, sinking and 32 fatalities, 13 Jan 2012

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 13 January 2012 at 21:45, Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio. This tore open a 50 m (160 ft) gash on the port side of her hull, which soon flooded parts of the engine room, cutting power from the engines and ship services. With water flooding in and the ship listing, she drifted…

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Flashback in maritime history: Costa Concordia grounding, sinking and 32 fatalities, 13 Jan 2012

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thirty-two people died after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on 13 January 2012, only hours after leaving the Italian port of Civitavecchia. The graphics and maps below reveal more about what happened. The Costa Concordia left the Italian port of Civitavecchia at 19:18 local time (18:18 GMT). The…

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Costa Concordia wreck reaches Genoa

(Time-lapse video link at the bottom) The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise has ended its final journey as it arrived in Genoa for scrapping. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has ended its final journey as it arrived in Italy’s historic port city Genoa for scrapping, two-and-a-half years after 32 people died…

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Costa Concordia cruise ship refloating operation started

The operation to refloat the wreck of Italy’s COSTA CONCORDIA cruise ship started on Monday is the biggest salvage project of its kind ever attempted. An unprecedented bid to refloat the giant Costa Concordia cruise ship from its watery grave off Italy began on Monday 14 July 2014 with a delicate operation to raise the…

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