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Old January 13th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Unhappy Costa Concordia SINKING

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Old January 13th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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"A major rescue operation is under way after a cruise ship carrying 4,000 passengers ran aground off the coast of Italy.

The Costa Concordia left port this evening for a seven-day Mediterranean cruise but after two hours of leaving it ground to a halt in the sea with a major electrical fault.
Coastguards were immediately dispatched near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast, as passengers were ordered to put on live vests and man life boats as the ship began to list heavily to one side."

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I was just perusing the boards as my husband and I gifted our mothers with a cruise on Concordia for Christmas....they flew into Milan today and are supposed to sail out of Savona tomorrow....obviously that will not happen.

How terrible for those that were onboard!...and those whose vacations are now not going to happen. Sounds like no one was injured so that is a blessing.

And this is just another example of why trip insurance is so important!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Unfortunately there would be some victims.

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Very sorry for the people onboard. Hope everyone gets safely off the ship.

How does a ship this size suddenly start to sink??

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Very sorry for the people onboard. Hope everyone gets safely off the ship.

How does a ship this size suddenly start to sink??

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Since there was electrical malfunctions maybe it stopped the water tight doors from closing?
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Very sorry for the people onboard. Hope everyone gets safely off the ship.

How does a ship this size suddenly start to sink??

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It would have to hit something to breach the hull. It wouldn't just randomly happen. Whatever happened is all speculation at this point. If power went out and they lost control they could've drifted into something that tore into the hull. Otherwise they hit something and the water coming in caused the failure.
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That picture makes it look like he hit the lighthouse!!
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More than 4,000 passengers and crew were rescued tonight after a packed cruise liner began sinking off the Italian coast after running aground.
Several British holidaymakers were on the Costa Concordia which had left port at 7pm for a seven-day Mediterranean Cruise - but within two hours of leaving port, it ground to a halt in the sea with a major electrical fault.
Coastguards were immediately dispatched to the scene near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast, as terrified passengers were ordered to put on life vests and man life boats as the 290 metre luxury floating palace began to list heavily to one side.

A major rescue operation was under way tonight after a packed cruise liner with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on board began sinking off the Italian coast

Coastguard officials confirmed that 3,200 passengers were onboard at the time along with 1,000 crew members and all had been evacuated by lifeboat and taken to the island of Giglio
Costa Cruises said in a statement it was 'too early to say what had caused the incident'.
They confirmed that 3,200 passengers were onboard at the time along with 1,000 crew members and all had been evacuated by lifeboat and taken to the island of Giglio where emergency accommodation had been prepared for them.
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Kudos to the crew for evacuating four-thousand people. That in itself is a remarkable feat.

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Hubby just told me that almost the same thing in 2010 to the Costa Europa: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35601599...er-slams-pier/

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Isn't Costa Cruises partof the Carnival Group which also includes Princess, HAL, Seaborne, and Cunard?

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No time for jokes. Two people reportedly have died already.

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