John Konrad, CEO gCaptain.com and USCG Licensed Master Mariner Unlimited, narrates the reconstruction of the final maneuvers leading to the Costa Concordia last minutes track
MS Costa Concordia is a Concordia class cruise ship operated by Costa Crociere, owned by Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc. She was built at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards inItaly. The name Concordia ("concord" in English) was intended to express the wish for "continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations.
Costa Concordia is the first of the Concordia class cruise ships, followed by sister ships Costa Serena, Costa Pacifica, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa, and Carnival Splendor built for Carnival Cruise Lines. When the 114,137 GT Costa Concordia and her sisters entered service, they were among the largest ships built inItalyuntil the construction of the 130,000 GT Dream class cruise ships.
On Friday 13 January 2012 Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off theshoreofIsola del Giglio, near the western coast ofItaly. This tore a 160-foot-long (49 m) gash in her hull. With water flooding in and listing, the ship drifted back toGiglioIsland, where she grounded, lying on her side in shallow water. All but 32 of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew were saved.
As of 8 February 2012 (2012 -02-08) Costa Concordia was lying on her side on an underwater ledge with much of her structure above water, and in danger of shifting and sinking. Industry experts believe that the ship may be a constructive total loss.
קוסטה קונקורדיה פעמון הספינה מתחת למים – Costa Concordia