Italy’s TG5 News Service has uncovered video from the deck of the Costa Concordia immediately following the ship’s running aground off the coast of Giglio, Italy. They have released approximately half of the 9 minute video, which shows Captain Francesco Schettino relaxed as the crew struggles to analyze the problem.
Britain’s Telegraph has taken the footage and closed captioned it. On it, you see the bridge illuminated by only the emergency lights after the power on the ship had failed. Read More
Dramatic video footage has emerged from the Costa Concordia’s command deck showing the relaxed reaction of the cruise ship’s captain in the crucial hour after it struck rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Broadcast by the Mediaset network TG5 news Released Saturday, the second part of the video shows crew members failing to understand the gravity of the situation. Laughing, they blow kisses, smoke, joke about the ship’s growing tilt and say “I love you, mamma” and “we’ll make it.” Read More
Link to nine minute video
By James Hamilton
Last week I wrote up Studying the Costa Concordia Grounding. Many folks sent me mail with interesting perspective. Two sufficiently interesting that they worth repeating here. The first was from someone who was actually on the ship on that final cruise. The latter is from a professional captain with over 35 years’ experience as a certified Ocean Master. Read More
A newly-discovered video shows the chaos on the Costa Concordia cruise ship as it began to capsize off the coast of Italy. The footage, from the bridge of the ship, shows the captain to be supremely relaxed as the disaster unfolds. The video shot on the ship’s bridge command deck appears to show Captain Francesco Schettino being pressured by other officers to give the go ahead for the evacuation of the ship.
“Commander, passengers are getting on lifeboats spontaneously,” says the unidentified officer, to which Schettino responds: “OK, fine. Let’s let them go to the land.”
When the same officer asks repeatedly if he should give the emergency signal, Schettino tells him to wait, and after another prompting finally calls to “abandon ship” Read More
Kerri-Anne Kennerley has compared her former employer Channel 9 to the Costa Concordia. Picture: Frank Violi Source: Herald Sun CONFIRMING her defection to Seven, TV queen Kerri-Anne Kennerley has hit out at her former employer Channel 9 likening it to stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia. Read More
Yahoo! Contributors Network (blog)
I’ve been in touch with representatives for the Costa Concordia who are reaching out to those involved in the rescue and salvage efforts. I’ll continue to update this story as more information comes in. Italian rescue divers returned to the site of the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia for an unusual rescue mission this week: retrieving a lost teddy bear for a young boy who was on the downed ship and says he hasn’t been able to sleep without his furry companion since the incident. Read More
Independent Catholic News
Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti of Pitigliano, will celebrate Mass on the island of Giglio to remember those killed on the cruise liner Costa Concordia. The Mass will be celebrated in the church of St Lawrence on Monday February 13, exactly one month after the tragedy. Read More
Four weeks to the day that the Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy, the ship’s owner Carnival was sailing up on claims it is on course for a full recovery. Punters have been shunning the world’s largest cruise company since the tragedy with fears that it will put off future passengers from taking to the high seas.
Finally, the Costa Concordia cruise ship’s Jan. 13 grounding off Italy, which killed several passengers, seems not to be deterring other seagoers. The two latter incidents sparked memories for me, neither of them tragic and one somewhat burlesque. Read More
The recent sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia served as a reminder to her own experience 55 years prior. “When I see that, I felt like I was going through it all over again. I can understand how these people are feeling,” Gramm said. Read More