On This Date in History – The Costa Concordia Disaster!

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Giglio Island, Italy - October 17, 2013: The damaged area of the wreck of Costa Concordia after Parbuckling, a project that has made possible the rotation of the ship after the sinking in Giglio Island. (Photo: ©iStock.com/nicsimoncini)
Giglio Island, Italy – October 17, 2013: The damaged area of the wreck of Costa Concordia after Parbuckling, a project that has made possible the rotation of the ship after the sinking in Giglio Island. (Photo: ©iStock.com/nicsimoncini)

The images were beyond shocking to anyone who has ever been on a cruise ship. We have all seen some stunning videos of cruise ships banging into a pier or bumping into one another (not so gently) but to see a ship half capsized and the resulting death of 27 passengers plus 5 heroic crew was crushing.

There are some interesting videos of what happened to the ship after it was stabilized. All are time lapse and it starts with the re-floating effort, then the towing to be scrapped (they could not take it to the usual places ships go to die) and then finally the scrapping deck by deck. Take a look:

 

 

 

While I don’t really think about this disaster when I get onboard a ship, I do pay perhaps more attention to the safety briefing and exit options near my cabin (as well as my muster station location) than I did before this event! You? – René

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René de Lambert
René de Lamberthttp://www.FrequentFloaters.com
René de Lambert has been a travel blogger for over 10 years covering the travel industry - including cruising.

2 COMMENTS

  1. We were on a Princess cruise in July 2015 and nearing Genoa Italy when we saw a really decrepit ship. As we neared, I could see it was the Costa Concordia – recently raised up from the sea floor. I have a great photo of it – but not sure how to post it here.

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