The Costa Concordia hit a rock close to the Isola Del Giglio, Italy on 13th January 2012. In this article we piece together the various stories and reports of the disaster to create a comprehensive review of events to date. Of course further details will emerge later this year during the inquiry and trial of the captain as well as during the salvage of the vessel and we will provide further updates in our daily articles.
The salvage operation which will re-float and then remove the Costa Concordia from the Isola Del Giglo in Italy will be the biggest and costliest in history, the ship’s owners Costa Cruises revealed today.
The Captain of the Costa Concordia had already damaged another ship whist sailing too fast into the German port of Warnemunde it emerged today.
Italian Channel TV5 have obtained dramatic new footage of the bridge during the Concordia Disaster.
The blame for the Costa Concordia Disaster continued to edge towards under fire Captain Francesco Schettino today.
With the international media wildly speculating about the cause of last week’s Costa Concordia disaster, cruiseastute.com takes a more restrained look.
Cabin service director Manrico Giampedroni was found in one of the semi-submerged restaurants onboard the stricken ship. Reports suggest that, unlike his Captain, he had stayed behind to rescue passengers but was stranded after falling and breaking his leg.
The blame for the Costa Concordia tragedy was falling on the shoulders of Captain Francesco Schettino yesterday.
New pictures are emerging of last night’s Costa Concordia Disaster.
You can see the desparate situation faced by passengers in the above picture. We understand that the ship is now on its side on the coast of Isola del Giglio.