It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two months since the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized just off the shore of a small Italian island. While headlines about the ship dominated the news for several weeks, coverage has decreased. However, we’re still seeing new stories crop up once a week or so about the sunken ship. Two weeks ago Greenpeace warned that chemicals from the wreck were leaking into the sea. Last week thieves managed to get by security systems and patrols to steal the bell. This week, five more bodies were recovered from the wreckage. Continue reading →
With more rough weather predicted over the weekend, rescue workers have had to put their search for survivors and victims on hold while they wait for safer search conditions. With the sea pounding the capsized Costa Concordia, even the slightest movement could trap rescue workers inside the ship, adding more drama to an already tragic event in the Italian sea. Continue reading →
*UPDATE December 4: Check out a collection of some of the top pictures of 2012 of the Costa Concordia.
*UPDATE July 11: Check out how the salvage and recovery efforts are going on the Costa Concordia.
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*UPDATE JAN. 20: See a round up of the top pictures of the Costa Concordia shipwreck from this week from all of our partners.
Yeah, he’s floating next to the ceiling (above). And yes, you are looking straight on at 17 stories of a cruise ship.
With 23 people still missing from the Costa Concordia crew ship, photographers have captured rescuers who are still searching the ship, trying to find any survivors. The pictures are surreal – they look like something out of my nightmares or straight out of a scene from Titanic. Continue reading →