Monday, 13 January 2014

Costa Concordia disaster

On 13 January 2012 Costa Concordia hit a rock off Isola del Giglio. A 53-metre (174 ft) long gash was made in the hull, along 3 compartments of the engine room (deck 0), and power to the engines and ship services was cut off.

Costa Concordia

About 300 people were left on board, most of whom were rescued by helicopter and motorboats. 32 passengers died, 64 injured, and 2 missing.

A salvage operation on September 2013 became the most expensive marine operation in history. On 17 September 2013 the Costa Concordia was brought to a vertical position through a parbuckling procedure.