Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Extraordinary images of the cruise ship by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski from his book Concordia, published by White Press. The German photographer swam out to where the ship – which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives – is moored. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, was jailed for 16 years over the accident. Continue reading »

Inside the Costa Concordia Cruise Disaster

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A picture released by the Italian Carabinieri on 03 July 2014 shows Carabinieri divers inspecting the inside of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, at Giglio Island, Italy, in 2012. The Costa Concordia hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to Giglio, in an alleged stunt by captain Francesco Schettino. Thirty-two of the 4,229 people onboard were killed. (Photo by EPA/Carabinieri Press Office)
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Photo of the Day: Costa Concordia, Present Day.

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter, on September 12, 2013. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

Costa Concordia Upright


A bird stands in front of the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, September 15, 2013. Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany, a make-or-break engineering feat that has never before been tried in such conditions. The ship capsized there 20 months ago, and Italy’s national Civil Protection agency waited until sea and weather conditions were forecast for dawn Monday before giving the OK to try to right it. In a statement Sunday, the Civil Protection agency said the sea and wind conditions “fall within the range of operating feasibility”. (Photo by Andrew Medichini/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Satellite Image Shows Stricken Costa Concordia From Space


A new image has been released showing the half-submerged cruise ship Costa Concordia taken by the WorldView-1 satellite.

The 114,000 tonne cruise liner, which had 4,200 crew and passengers on board, has been slowly sinking after it hit a rock and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio. The death toll from the accident stands at 11, with a further 29 people still missing. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, has been accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship while passengers were still trapped inside. He could face up to eight years in jail. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: The Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia leans on the rocks after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio. (Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.