Costa Concordia towed away!

Costa Concordia towed away! Found this interesting footage of the Costa Concordia being towed away bit of a sad sight to see ! On 13 January 2012 at about 9:45 p.m., in calm seas and overcast weather, under command of Captain Francesco Schettino, Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio, on the western coast of Italy about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Rome.This tore a 50 m (160 ft) gash on the port (left) side of her hull, which soon flooded parts of the engine room and caused loss of power to her propulsion and electrical systems. With water flooding in and listing, the ship drifted back to Giglio Island where she grounded 500 m (550 yd) north of the village of Giglio Porto, resting on her starboard (right) side in shallow waters with most of her starboard side under water. Despite the gradual sinking of the ship, its complete loss of power, and its proximity to shore in calm seas, an order to abandon ship was not issued until over an hour after the initial impact. Although international maritime law requires all passengers to be evacuated within 30 minutes of an order to abandon ship, the evacuation of Costa Concordia took over six hours and not all passengers were evacuated. Of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been aboard, 30 people died, and two more passengers are missing and presumed dead, as of March 2012. Here is a great link with some good latest pictures of the massive efforts going into the salvage! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10990775/Watch-drone-footage-beautifully-captures-Costa-Concordias-last-journey.html

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