Italy Cruise Aground


Via AP:

PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy (AP) — Survivors who escaped a luxury cruise liner that ran aground and tipped over off Italy’s coast recounted a chaotic and terrifying evacuation through the ship’s upended hallways on Saturday, as divers searched the submerged part for any people still unaccounted for in the confusion.

Three bodies were recovered from the sea after the Costa Concordia with 4,234 people aboard ran aground hundreds of yards (meters) off the tiny island of Giglio near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water.

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The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side as seen from the Giglio harbor, after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. A luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Links Regarding The Story:

The Blase: ‘Like a Scene From the Titanic’: Luxury Cruise Ship Carrying Thousands Runs Aground Off Italy, Bodies Found

BBC News: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia: Search for missing

CNN: Police arrest Italian captain of cruise ship that ran aground, killing 3

The Telegraph: Cruise disaster: what could have caused the accident?




  1. Cassandra Scimeca says:

    I was very shocked to hear about the cruise ship sinking. It is like something out of Titanic. Another reason I will never go on a cruise. I am finding it hard to believe the Captain and the fact that he was one of the first ones to safety really angers me. I pray for all the families that are morning at this time

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