Dramatic Pictures of the Capsized Cruise Ship

Late Friday night just off the coast of Italy, the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground, ripping a 50-meter gash in the hull. Shortly after the ship keeled over and the 4,200 passengers on board struggled through nearly vertical hallways and stairwells to evacuate the ship.

It’s a dramatic and chaotic story, with three passengers killed and two more rescued from inside the ship late in the day Saturday. Earlier today the captain of the Concordia was arrested and is being investigated for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning ship.

Perhaps it’s because it’s the 200th anniversary of when the Titanic sank. Perhaps it’s because I just watched James Cameron’s Titanic a couple months ago and this story has some modern-day similarities. But when I got the text message alert from CNN early this morning that the Costa Concordia had been grounded can capsized, when I fell back asleep I dreamed that I was on a sinking cruise ship with Kate Winslett. It was a bit odd.

But the pictures from the capsized ship are dramatic and fascinating. Check them out and then head back to Newscom to see the latest pictures as they come in so we can help you share the story with your audience.

Costa Concordia cruise ship

Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. At least three people were killed and rescuers were searching for other victims after an Italian cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground and keeled over in shallow waters. Italian Guardia di Finanza/RTR/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrukonnews108425

Costa Concordia cruise ship

Rescuers are seen next Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. Passengers leapt into the sea and fought over lifejackets in panic when an Italian cruise ship ran aground and keeled over, killing at least three and leaving dozens missing. STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlfive001804

A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012.

A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlfive001070

Costa Concordia cruise ship

Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. RTR/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrukonworld087302

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