Today I feature some interesting facts and videos about the Costa Concordia that came to grief last year and was recently refloated.
MS Costa Concordia was a Concordia-class cruise ship built in 2004 by the Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy and operated from 2005 until 2012 by Costa Crociere.
Length: 290 m
Launched: September 2, 2005
Beam: 36 m
Propulsion: Diesel-electric transmission
You might like this video that shows exactly what happened during the salvage operation, taken by time lapse photography:
Now watch this home video, especially the last section where the Captain and his crew has left the ship and is being told to return.
Clancy's Comment: Amazing. Could have been much worse, eh?