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Disaster at Sea
The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side on January 15, 2012. The luxury liner struck rocks and keeled over in the shallow waters of Giglio, a small Italian island, on Janaury 13.
The Titanic Tragedy
The Costa Concordia crash comes 100 years after the crash of the Titanic, seen here on its first and final voyage across the Atlantic. The liner hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and quickly sank.
Safe on Land
Passengers from the Costa Concordia arrive at Porto Santo Stefano, in Italy, after they were rescued from the sunken ship. Most of the 4,200 people onboard made it safely to land. At least 11 are dead and 21 are still missing.
The Hull's Damage
Rescue workers search the Costa Concordia near a 165-foot gash in the ship’s hull. The ship hit coastal rocks, which caused the massive damage to the hull and allowed water to pour in.
Who is to Blame?
The Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of Giglio. The ship’s owner, Costa Cruises, has accused Captain Francesco Schettino of causing the wreck by making an unapproved detour too close to land.
Protecting the Waters
Floating oil barriers are placed on the sea next to the Costa Concordia to prevent pollution of the coast if oil leaks. Nearby waters are part of a protected sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales.