On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship struck several rocks and began tipping on it’s side. There were more than 4,200 passengers on board, including crew members.
The reason for the crash is said to be a large error on the part of the ship’s captain. The crash happened near the coast of Giglio, Italy. As of now, there have been six people confirmed dead in the grounding and 16 people are still unaccounted for from the wreckage.
One crew member had a broken foot on board and was waiting for rescue workers to remove him from the ship. The injured worker was Italian. The search for missing people began again in the early hours of Monday morning and several more divers have joined forces in order to locate survivors.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s families and friends during this tragic time.