The Costa Concordia incident

The cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized 13 January 2012 off the island of Isola del Giglio, having leftthe port of Civitavecchia earlier that evening at the beginning of a seven-day cruise around the Mediterranean.

The ship finally came to rest in about 25 fathoms (150 ft; 46 m) of water at an angle of heel of about 80°. The ship has a 50-metre (160 ft) gash on her port side with a large rock seen embedded in the ship’s hull.


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