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Cruise ship runs aground

On January 14th one of Europe’s largest cruise ships ran aground. The incident happened just off the coast of Italy. There are 16 people considered dead and up to 40 people thought missing and injured. The Costa Concordia hit a reef,  slicing a large hole in its side . The ship was carrying 3,200 passengers on board, the captain and first officer were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. The captain steered the ship to the nearby rocks to speak to the crew of a local ship that he knew. He got a bit too close and it didn’t end well. There are thought to have been cases of passengers trapped on lower decks drowning as the ship tilted. There is radio evidence that the captain refused to stay on board and help evacuate the vessel, but instead he abandoned ship. Passengers say it compared to the Titanic, with the loud noises and not knowing if they were going to make it to shore or the safety of a life boat . For the time being the search will go on for bodies, but it may make you think twice about taking a cruise.

 

 

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  • noah February 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    now were did that picture come from atticus

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