The Tragic Accident of Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia partially capsized off the Italian west coast after hitting a rock on Friday, 13 January 2012. The luxurious cruise ship was carrying more than 4000 passengers and crew members at the time of the accident. At least six people have died and more than a dozen are missing. It is being compared to the disastrous accident of ‘Titanic’ on 15 April 1912, killing 1,517 people, on her maiden voyage.

 

Costa Concordia partially capsizing

 

The marvellous cruise liner was 290.2 meters long with a gross weight of 114,500 tones. It had 17 decks with the capacity of carrying 3,700 passengers and 1,100 crew members.

 

Costa Concordia

 

There are forecasts that the luxury water transport could be further hit by the accident which is already affected due to the economic downturn in Europe. Furthermore, this will support the superstitious people who think number ‘13’ is a bad luck.

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Costa Concordia

 

Finally the Cruise liner before the accident

 

Costa Concordia before the accident

 

 

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Posted on: 17th January 2012 by: admin