Costa Concordia Disaster
Costa Concordia over off the Italian coast near the island of Giglio in Tuscany
On Friday 13th January 2012, the 112,000 tonne Costa Concordia run around in the Mediterranean before capsizing near the island of Giglio in Tuscany, Italy.
On board were over 4,000 passengers and more than 1,000 crew.
3 people have been reported to have died in the disaster and at the time of writing, some 17 people still remain uncounted for. (Previous figures were as high as 70).
At present, rescue work still continues on board the vessel. Last night two passengers were found aboard the vessel and brought ashore and taken to hospital. Italian Costa Guard personnel have recovered the black box from the Costa Concordia and the Master of the vessel, Captain Franceso Schettino have been arrested by Italian police.
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