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.
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.