[262][263], Officials were initially trying to determine why the ship did not issue a mayday and why it was navigating so close to the coast. What Went Wrong on the Costa Concordia The sight of behemoth pleasure vessel Costa Concordia sideways in the sea became an indelible image … [10] In July 2014, the ship was refloated by large metal tanks called "sponsons" which were welded to the sides and was towed 320 kilometres (200 miles) to its home port of Genoa for scrapping,[11] which was finished in July 2017. [169] The operation, one of the largest ever ventured,[8] was predicted to take from seven to ten months, depending on weather and sea conditions. That’s extremely unlikely to happen to the Costa Concordia. [53] "We told the guests everything was [okay] and under control and we tried to stop them panicking", a cabin steward recalled. As part of the recovery effort a group of about 200 giant fan mussels Pinna nobilis were manually relocated to a nearby area due to the threat posed by subsequent engineering work. [120][121][122], On 23 October 2013, it was announced that the search for the missing while the wreck was still in the water was completed as far as was technically possible. [208][209], Most of the passengers on board were Italian, German, or French nationals. [278] Roberto Ferrarini told the court in April that "Schettino asked me to tell the maritime authorities that the collision was due to a blackout on the ship. [65] Some passengers jumped into the water to swim to shore,[citation needed] while others, ready to evacuate the vessel, were delayed by crew members up to 45 minutes, as they resisted immediately lowering the lifeboats. The operation (from June 2013 onwards) was delineated by Costa's Cristiano De Musso, Head of Corporate Communications, according to the following plan: Securing wreck site and protecting environment. The more time passes, the weaker the hull becomes. At 12:40 am a coast guard captain called Schettino, who was in a lifeboat with other Concordia officers, and ordered him to return to the vessel and oversee the evacuation. [92] Divers and firefighters continued to search for survivors who might have been trapped in the ship, and rescued a South Korean newlywed couple trapped in a cabin two decks above the water line[93] and the ship's purser, who had a broken leg. On January 13, 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which transported 4,200 people, collided with rocks, just outside the coast of Giglio Island in the Mediterranean. [51] A further person on the bridge was a Moldovan dancer, Domnica Cemortan, who testified that she was in a romantic relationship with Schettino and had just boarded the ship as a non-paying passenger. [7], Costa Concordia was officially declared a "constructive total loss" by the cruise line's insurer, and her salvage was "one of the biggest maritime salvage operations. [87] Pitch-black conditions with large furniture drifting around made the rescue operation hazardous. According to Costa Cruises, its internal regulations require all crew members to complete Basic Safety Training, and to perform a ship evacuation drill every two weeks. The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies aground near the port on January 10, 2013 on the Italian island of Giglio. They were the remaining survivors. [183], In June 2012, a barge was put in place, and the removal of her radar, waterslide and funnel began before stabilisation of the ship to prevent further slippage down the sloped seabed. [40][41], The captain said that Costa Cruises managers told him to perform a sail-past salute on 13 January 2012. [56] "The boat started shaking. On 21 April, it was announced that Florida-based marine salvage and wreck removal company Titan,[170] with its partner company Micoperi, an Italian firm specialising in undersea engineering solutions,[171] had been awarded the contract to refloat and tow Costa Concordia to a port on the Italian mainland. Gabrielli said, "Our first goal was to find people alive ... Now we have a single, big goal, and that is that this does not translate into an environmental disaster. [229], On 27 January 2012, Costa posted on its website the compensation package offered to uninjured passengers. While the change in direction made the later rescue easier, it caused the ship to start listing to the starboard side. (3) Sponsons are attached to the starboard side Carnival, the parent line of Costa, and several other cruise lines now require safety instruction, referred to as muster drills, before leaving port. As of 16 September 2013[update] the salvage operation had cost over €600 million ($800 million). [172] The salvage operation, using the port of Civitavecchia as its base was anticipated to begin in early May, take about 12 months[173][174] and cost $300 million. depending on the source). Amy Tikkanen is the general corrections manager, handling a wide range of topics that include Hollywood, politics, books, and anything related to the. [96] Operations resumed about three hours later. The new muster policy consists of 12 specific emergency instructions, which include providing information on when and how to don a life jacket, where to muster and what to expect if there is an evacuation of the ship. [143] On 2 February, the ship shifted 8 centimetres (3 in) during seven hours. [271] On 19 January 2012, all the data storage devices from the ship's control panel, including hard disks, were recovered. "Le telefonate della Capitaneria a Schettino "Comandante che fa, vuole tornare a casa? [160], On 20 July 2013, five people were found guilty of manslaughter, negligence and wrecking: Roberto Ferrarini (the company's crisis director) received the longest sentence at 2 years and 10 months, followed by Manrico Giampedroni (the cabin service director) at two and a half years. [300], UK's Channel 4 television commissioned and broadcast two programmes about the disaster. This was the only death to occur during the Costa Concordia salvage operation. On 7 February, Civil Protection director Franco Gabrielli told the Italian Senate that the waters were not crystal-clear but are "within the legal limits. [9], The operation to right the ship and free her from the rocks began on 16 September 2013, but started late due to bad weather. [citation needed], In the first contact, made at 22:12, between Italian port officials and Costa Concordia after the impact on the reef, an unidentified officer on board the cruise ship insisted that she was suffering only from an electrical "black-out". [86], Between 14 and 30 January 2012, rescue divers searched within the ship for missing people. We cannot guarantee that it has not been compromised already. The New York Times called the incident "a drama that seemed to blend tragedy with elements of farce". A "special platform" was assembled to facilitate swift recovery of the bodies,[107] four of which were recovered. He was watching from the … [64] Port authorities were not alerted to the collision until 22:42, about an hour after the impact, and the order to evacuate the ship was not given until 22:50. [130] The protective boom was redesigned for the weather conditions.[131]. Luigi Alcaro, head of maritime emergencies for Italy's Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), an agency of the Ministry of the Environment, stated that in a worst case, "[W]e could be talking years and dozens of millions of euros". [101] The same day, divers recovered the body of the 16th victim. He was charged with manslaughter as well as causing the wreck and abandoning ship. The vessel was on the edge of an underwater cliff, leading to worries that the ship might slip and break apart, causing an oil spill. Depending on the outcome of identification analyses of remains already found, it was stated that further search activities might be conducted in the wreck for the missing crew member Russel Rebello after it has been removed from the water. If the oil pollutes the coast, we're ruined." [304], In 2014, the Smithsonian Channel broadcast Cruise Ship Down: Saving Concordia, detailing the efforts to right the Costa Concordia before she collapsed under her own weight. The magistrate in charge of the inquiry remarked, "This is new to us — I've just seen it for the first time. Preparing for righting, July 2013. [264], On 11 February, TG5 broadcast a video of the commotion on the bridge following the collision. The ship's captain is being tried for manslaughter, causing the … Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. [69][230][236] 32 people are known to have died,[118][229][237] and 64 others were injured. [274] Giampedroni, the hotel director, was convicted for his role in the evacuation, which was described as chaotic. Here is what was said on the bridge as the ship hit Le Scola point: Disaster in which a cruise ship capsized and sank on 13 January 2012, Aground with rigid lifeboats in foreground and inflatables hanging from the side of the ship. [26] Schettino has said various instruments were not functioning. ", "Get [back] on board, for fuck's sake!" [149] The salvage operation was expected to commence in the middle of May. This time round it went wrong". The captain tested negative for drug and alcohol use, but one group that is suing Costa Cruises and that leaked the test results, disputed the tests as unreliable. [296], In an action some parliamentarians said was a reaction to the wrecking of Costa Concordia, the Italian government withdrew proposed legislation that would have reduced current restrictions on mineral exploration and production. [190] On 30 June 2014 the Italian Government endorsed Costa's decision to have the vessel dismantled at Genoa by Italian companies Saipem, Mariotti and San Giorgio. But I strongly objected. The main activities included ocean floor cleaning, anchor block removal, grout bag removal, and platform removal. [159][inconsistent] The trade union representing the crew negotiated compensation packages. It is a popular scuba diving destination, with tourism being its leading industry. 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Costa Concordia disaster. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise liner … Arrow: journey on first leg, star: collision, Planned route (starting at 18:20 UTC) together with deviation (starting at 20:10 UTC) ending off Giglio, Deviation (from 20:30 UTC) leading to collision (20:45 UTC) and grounding (22:00 UTC)[59], Route leading to collision compared to route of 14 August 2011, After the grounding, passengers and crew were taken ashore from the ship by lifeboats and helicopters or swam to the island, leaving about 40 people missing. (translated as "Get the fuck [back] on board! [103] The offloading process required fixing valves to the underwater fuel tanks, one on top, one on the bottom. [24], Without propulsive power and on emergency electric power, the ship moved through inertia and the settings of its rudders,[25] and continued north from Le Scole until well past Giglio Porto. "[103] By the next day, operations resumed. The 19-hour process involved specially built underwater platforms, cranes, and some 500 people. He was brought to the surface alive by a fellow diver, but later died. [110], On 15 January 2013, the final two bodies were thought to have been located (those of a female passenger and a male crew member), but they reportedly could not be recovered, because their location near the stern made their recovery inaccessible until the ship could be rotated. Mayor Ortelli has now said, "It's a very nice show to see, the ship all lit up when you see it from the land. T he Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that capsized in 2012 killing 32 people says he’ll cope with prison life by going back to being “ship boy.”. [104], On 28 January, the 17th body, that of a female crew member, was recovered from a submerged part of the vessel. Following the conclusion of the righting operation, the ship was kept on a platform while further inspections were made and the starboard sponsons attached. [66] Some sources report that the ship did not list until 23:15 and therefore if Schettino had given the order to abandon ship, the lifeboats could have been launched earlier, allowing the passengers to reach safety. Costa Concordia Dismantling - in Pictures By Wendy Laursen 09-29-2015 12:13:22 About 200 technicians are currently working on the dismantling of the Costa Concordia . The other grasps the seriousness of the situation immediately and tries to remind the first of his obligations. [260] On 23 February, two additional charges, of "abandoning incapacitated passengers and failing to inform maritime authorities" were levied against Schettino. [28][29] At 22:10, Costa Concordia turned south. [35] "I was navigating by sight, because I knew those seabeds well. [167] Six bids were submitted in early March[168] and the proposed removal plans were assessed jointly with the Civil Protection Scientific Committee. They represented "the two souls of Italy", according to Aldo Grasso in Corriere della Sera. Interrogation transcript of Cpt. They also received reimbursement for expenses and up to £2,250 for lost personal property. "[132] Environment Minister Corrado Clini told the Parliament of Italy that the amount of diesel fuel and lubricating oil on board Costa Concordia was about the cargo of a small oil tanker. [144] Shifts and any high winds and high seas caused suspension of recovery and salvage operations. ... That’s what happened … [203] [159] On 3 March 2012, salvage workers cut a hole in the ship for access to the engine room, the location of the remaining fuel. [69] Three people reportedly drowned after jumping overboard, and another seven were critically injured. In February 2015 Schettino was convicted on all charges and sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. He appealed the verdict, but it was upheld in May 2017; Schettino began serving his sentence shortly thereafter. During this time, a panicked passenger contacted her daughter in Italy, and the Italian coast guard called the Concordia at about 10:14 pm. Note: The “Problem Solved” column normally deals with non-travel issues that are fixable, but a recent reader question prompted me to make an exception.Fran Perry is curious about what happened to the valuables belonging to the Costa Concordia’s victims. [134][135], Isola del Giglio lies within the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals,[136] one of the Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance. [129] High winds on 1 February lifted the protective barrier, allowing an oily film into the surrounding waters that began spreading from the stern of the ship. [305], Newspaper Corriere della Sera stated that Italy owed the world a "convincing explanation" for the wreck and called for harsh punishment of those found responsible. What really happened on the bridge when the Costa Concordia crashed IA11-3-costa-1.jpg A man said to be Schettino is seen hunched over the controls on the bridge [312][313][314], On 13 January 2013, a rock was cast into the sea at the site of the disaster with a plaque to commemorate those lost. [53], Half an hour before the abandon-ship order, one crew member was recorded on video telling passengers at a muster station, "We have solved the problems we had and invite everyone to return to their cabins. This month marks the four year anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster, in which the Italian cruise ship capsized and sank after striking rocks off the coast of Tuscany. On 26 September 2013, unidentified remains were found near the central part of the ship, where they were last seen. (4) Water is pumped out of the sponsons to lift the ship so she can be towed away[182], Preparatory work consisted of building an underwater metal platform and artificial seabed made of sand and cement on the downhill side of the wreck and welding sponsons to the side of the ship above the surface. By this time, however, the rescue operations included 25 patrol boats, 14 merchant vessels, and numerous helicopters, and by early morning, 4,194 people were evacuated from the Concordia and taken to Giglio Island, which had a permanent population of less than 1,000. [267], On 22 February 2012, four officers who were on board and three managers of Costa Cruises were placed formally "under investigation" and "face charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and failing to communicate with maritime authorities". Crew members were paid wages for a minimum of two months or, if longer, their full contract term. The Concordia was known for its luxuries. Site inspections of the ship and its position; Securing of the wreck to ensure on-going safety and stability; Installation of sponsons on the starboard side of the ship; Sponsons are dewatered to raise the ship from the bottom; Ship delivered to an Italian port for processing according to regulations; Secure the hull to the land using steel cables, to stop it falling deeper, Build a horizontal underwater platform below the ship, Bring the hull to vertical, by winching (or, Costa Concordia: Salvaging a shipwreck (16 December 2012 8:03 PM). [266] A 2015 report indicated that the ship had been carrying a large amount of mafia-owned cocaine when it sank, although senior officers were likely not aware it was on board. The president of Costa Cruises, Gianni Onorato, said normal lifeboat evacuation became "almost impossible" because the ship listed so quickly. The operation continues but very slowly, at less than 2 degrees per hour. "[48][p 2] In an interview with the Italian TV channel Canale 5 on 10 July 2012, Schettino said this was a contributing factor to the accident. [317] The damage caused by impact with the rocks left a 36.5-metre tear (120 ft) in the hull. "[142] On 29 January 2012, scientists had become "very concerned" that the ship had moved 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) over six hours that day. [60] No lifeboat passenger evacuation drill had taken place for the approximately 600 passengers who had just embarked. On 24 January 2012, Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas told the Transportation Committee of the European Parliament that lessons learned from the loss of Costa Concordia would be taken into account. Some 4,200 passengers and crew were aboard the Costa Concordia during a Mediterranean cruise when the ship hit the reef on Jan. 13, 2012, during dinner hour. The 'Costa Concordia disaster' is often associated with Titanic in public view. Four specialists were ordered to review the VDR data and relate their conclusions at a 21 July 2012 hearing. He began to evacuate the ship before Schettino's order. [90] The divers were from the Italian Navy, Coast Guard, and Vigili del Fuoco (fire and rescue service). 12/285 N.R. [318] Under the regulations in force in 2006 when Costa Concordia was delivered, the ship had to be designed to survive the flooding of two adjacent compartments caused by an 11-metre (36 ft) breach. An assessment of the damage revealed that five compartments, including the engine room, were flooding, and the ship soon lost power. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). La Stampa criticised the captain for not raising the alarm and refusing to go back on board the ship. [120][123], On 6 and 7 August 2014, divers found human remains on the wreck which was then moored in the port of Genoa. [249] The board said that the investigation was delayed because the Italian prosecuting team had seized important information, including the voyage recorder. The vessel was then listing to starboard, initially by about 20°, coming to rest by 22:44[30] at Punta del Gabbianara in about 20 metres[31] of water at an angle of heel of about 70°. However, the wind and the stuck position of the rudder caused the Concordia to turn back toward the island. [12], Wreck near Genoa, Pegli (Porto di Prà), 27 July 2014, The wreck in the Superbacino dock in Genoa, 12 September 2015, After the wreck of Costa Concordia was towed away, Costa Crociere put Micoperi in charge of the salvage site remediation. [284] Carnival Corporation announced on 30 January 2012 that its board of directors will engage outside consultants in various disciplines, including emergency response, organisation, training and implementation, to conduct a comprehensive review of the accident and the company's procedures. "[38] The captain initially said the ship was about 300 metres (330 yd) from the shore (about the length of the vessel) and hit an uncharted rock. On 13 January 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground, capsized, and later sank in shallow waters after striking an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, resulting in 32 deaths. Half of these were later found inside the ship, most of them deceased. [317] Launching systems must enable the lowering of the lifeboats under 20° of list and 10° of pitch.[317]. [293][294] On 29 January 2012, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Holland America Line made one passenger disembark from the cruise ship MS Westerdam for "non-compliance" during a mandatory muster drill. [255] On 24 February 2012, prosecutors alleged that Schettino "slowed down the ship so that he could finish dinner in peace" and to compensate for lost time, subsequently increased the speed to 16 knots (30 km/h) just before the sail-past. In January 2013, the municipalities of Isola del Giglio and Monte Argentariowere decorated with the highest Italian Civil award: the Gold Medal of Civil Merit granted by the President of the Republic for the commitment of citizens, administrators and local i… [133] The 15 tanks that contained about 84% of the fuel in the vessel were emptied first and expected to take about 28 days. The cost of removing the 80-tonne boulder is estimated at £40,000. [240], As well as compensation, survivors of the Concordia disaster have called for safety improvements to be made. "[36] He told investigators that he saw waves breaking on the reef and turned abruptly, swinging the side of the hull into the reef. [268][269], One of the ship's voyage data recorders (VDRs), which was designed to float, was recovered. "On the one hand a man hopelessly lost, a coward who shirks his responsibility as a man and an officer, indelibly stained. Francesco Schettino, were charged with various crimes. [88] Divers would find a path into the ship and tie down obstacles such as mattresses, before making noise to alert trapped people. [3][4] About 300 passengers were left on board, most of whom were rescued by helicopter or motorboats in the area. On 10 October 2013 a $30 million option was taken with Dockwise for the use of the world's largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, to transport Costa Concordia, as an alternative to conventional towing;[188][189] but the Concordia was instead refloated and towed to Genoa in July 2014. [165][166] The company invited ten firms to bid for the contract to salvage the ship. Although all of them spoke at least basic English, most spoke no Italian. [200] On 23 July 2014, Costa Concordia began her final journey to the Port of Genoa. [287], The European Maritime Safety Agency was in the process of conducting a review of maritime safety when the accident occurred. [253][254] Tuscany's prosecutor general said that the investigation would seek to find causes for various aspects of the event, and beyond Schettino to other persons and companies. [310] In January 2013, the municipalities of Isola del Giglio and Monte Argentario were decorated with the highest Italian Civil award: the Gold Medal of Civil Merit granted by the President of the Republic for the commitment of citizens, administrators and local institutions in the rescue of the survivors of the ship Costa Concordia. [25][258] They were questioned on 14 January. Comments by some of the passengers that we were unhelpful have hurt us. On 22 February, the recovery was suspended by inclement weather. [202] The area was known for rock outcroppings, and at some point, such a formation was noticed in the ship’s path. [63], On 3 March 2012, in Grosseto, judges began a hearing open to all survivors, other "injured parties", and their lawyers, but closed to the general public and media. They received sentences of less than three years. Costa Cruises CEO Pier Luigi Foschi explained that the company's ships have computer-programmed routes and "alarms, both visual and sound, if the ship deviates by any reason from the stated route as stored in the computer and as controlled by the. Almost immediately questions were raised concerning the conduct of Schettino and other crew officers. At 9:30 p.m local time, the ship encountered a submerged rock and collided with it. An investigation focused on shortcomings in the procedures followed by Costa Concordia's crew and the actions of her captain, Francesco Schettino, who left the ship prematurely. [71] The local fire chief said his men "plucked 100 people from the water and saved around 60 others who were trapped in the boat. "[8] On 16 September 2013, the parbuckle salvage of the ship began,[9] and by the early hours of 17 September, the ship was set upright on its underwater cradle. [67] Staff or 2nd captain Roberto Bosio, is said to have coordinated some of the deck officers in much of the evacuation. 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