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A cruise ship crashed, many missing.

Post by KarmaChameleon on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:03 pm

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Some people were thrown into the sea when the Costa Concordia started listing, others jumped to evacuate the ship, officials said.

The ship, which reportedly cost more than $680 million, was three-quarters under water and sinking fast, a Giglio hotel clerk told NBC News on Saturday.

The Telegraph of London said some passengers jumped from the steeply listing ship and swam a short distance to the island. A photo showed the brightly lit ship teetering just outside a harbor wall.

One official said that among the dead was a man around age 65, who might have been ill or who might not have withstood the cold of the sea at night, Il Messagero said.

The 950-foot Costa Concordia had left the port of Savona at 7 p.m. local time and was sailing to Civitavecchia, its first port of call, when it ran aground around 9 p.m.

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Costa Cruises said 3,200 passengers were aboard, along with 1,023 crew members. Coast Guard Officials said the liner was listing at 20 degrees but was not in danger of sinking.
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Paolillo, the coast guard official, speaking from the port captain's office in the Tuscan port of Livorno, said the vessel "hit an obstacle" -- it wasn't clear if it might have hit a rocky reef in the waters off Giglio -- "ripping a gash 50 meters (165 feet) across" on the left side of the ship, and started taking on water.

The cruise liner's captain, Paolillo said, then tried to steer his ship toward shallow waters, near Giglio's small port, to make evacuation by lifeboat easier. But after the ship started listing badly onto its right side, lifeboat evacuation was no longer feasible, Paolillo said.

By 1:20 a.m. Saturday the evacuation of passengers and crew had been virtually completed. But Il Messaggero said about 200 remained on board and would have to be airlifted out by helicopters. The ship's worsening position was making it difficult to complete the evacuation, officials said.

Town officials were trying to find places for the evacuees to spend the night.

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Re: A cruise ship crashed, many missing.

Post by Sapphire on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:44 pm

What are horrible situation, I've been following this since it happene last friday, very sad

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Post by Darth Pyrinikon on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:37 pm

The captain denys doing anything wrong, i think hes a liar.

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Post by Ninja Yellow Monkey on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:39 pm

I think it wasn't just the captains fault but it was the cruise line's fault because they didn't inform the crew and captain on what to do in the worst until it happened. Yes, I do believe he did ALOT wrong on his part, but it wasn't just his fault or doing.

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Re: A cruise ship crashed, many missing.

Post by Sapphire on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:22 pm

Maybe he shouldn't get blamed for possible not know what to do, but he clearly, abandoned the ship with thousands still on board, he definatley should take about 90% of the blame, he left passengers on board while he was safe in his lifeboat, just disgusting

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Post by Short Circuit on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:32 pm

Another body taken out of the ship today on the 4th deck, so sad so many have died

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Post by Sapphire on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:10 pm

That leaves 20 left sad
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Post by Jess on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:16 am

this is just horrible ): I feel bad for the families of the victims...

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Re: A cruise ship crashed, many missing.

Post by Ninja Yellow Monkey on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:32 pm

this is awful...you would never think something of this magnitude could occur, but it has...there is still one older couple missing from America..I will pray for them and their family... <3

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