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Costa Concordia - Runs Aground at Giglio, Italy

On Friday night (13th January 2012) the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on the island of Giglio off of the Tuscan coast in Italy.

The passenger ship is reported to be listing 20 degrees and over 4,000 passengers and crew were ordered to abandon ship.

A huge rescue operation is underway - sadly it seems that some people have died during the incident.

Thanks to Terry Kenton for submitted this photo taken at Civitavecchia, Italy in 2006 - the year she was built.

We last tracked the cruise liner on Ship Finder on Wednesday -

Vessel Details

Name: Costa Concordia
Flag: Italy
MMSI: 247158500
IMO: 9320544
Call Sign: IBHD
Built: 2006
Length x Breadth: 291 m X 38 m

You can see more photos of the Costa Concordia here -

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Comment by John McLeish on January 14, 2012 at 5:15
Comment by Lee Armstrong on January 14, 2012 at 9:49

Woah, it has sunk!

Comment by Jack Wilkinson on January 14, 2012 at 10:17

Yeah, that's crazy! RIP to the 3 dead.

Comment by John McLeish on January 15, 2012 at 5:58

Reported quote from Catain of Costa Concordia

" The ship hit a rock that shoudnt have been there "

He has now been arrested.........

Comment by John McLeish on January 15, 2012 at 7:05

It may well be that the outcrop of rocks that we see in photos of the liner were not the original cause of this event.

It is reported by Captains legal representative that after hitting uncharted rocks/reef the captain steered the ship towards the island to make rescue easier.

Comment by John McLeish on January 15, 2012 at 9:27
Comment by Phill on January 15, 2012 at 10:09
Unless I'm being a bit numb, it appears the ship did a 180 either during or before she finally sank. So maybe that does hold with the captains version of events.

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