Costa Concordia Disaster – What happened?

The Corcordia strikes the rock cliff at sharp angle on a port wheel and at high rate. The vessel then swings rapidly to port after being hit at the rear of the peripatetic pivot point (PP). The wheel is then transferred over to Stb’d to reduce the swing toward the small port of Giglio. Engine RPM are reduced. As the water rapidly ingress the Engine Room (ER) … Black Out … Emergency Generator On … The only equipments now working are the Navigation and Communications Instruments, Public Address Phone, Emergency Lighting and Ventilation, Emergency Steering System, Watertight Doors, Emergency Ballast Pump, Fire Pump and not much more.

Costa Concordia Disaster