The Costa Concordia: Exploring a ghost ship (30 Pics)

On the 13th of January 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck an underwater rock formation just off of Isola del Giglio in Tuscany (after the captain ordered an unscheduled course change to come in closer to the shoreline), capsized and sank, killing 31 passengers and 1 crew. A salvage diver also died later while diving the wreck. In early 2016, German photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski swam 200 metres to the ship (illegally. He got caught first try and made it on the second) and jumped on board to take photos before the ship was dismantled for scrap. Captain Francesco Schettino, aka 'Captain Coward' straight bailed from the ship when the disaster happened, leaving the the stricken ship without a captain or clear plan, resulting in confusion and panic, greatly contributing to the deaths. In 2015 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison on (amount other things) 32 counts of manslaughter.
The atrium.
Staircase with equipment pumping remaining water out of the wreck.
The bridge. Parts of which have already been removed for scrap.

Some parts did not end up submerged and thus aren't particularly damaged.
The theatre.
Part of the casino.
Personal belongings and luggage still strewn about the ship years later.
Rusted out pokies.
What remains of a bar.
Part of the lower decks on the starboard side which were all completely submerged.

The Costa Concordia: Exploring a ghost ship (30 Pics) The Costa Concordia: Exploring a ghost ship (30 Pics) Reviewed by Your Destination on January 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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