I shot this photo of this ship entering Valletta Harbour in Malta on the 4 th Nov 2011 just two months before it went aground.
This 114,137 GT was operated by Costa crociera and built in Italy. On the 13th January 2012 at about 9.45p.m. in calm seas, this ship struck a rock at Isola di Giglio. There were 3229 passengers and 1023 crew on board of which 32 bodies have been located
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jhm (160023) 2012-12-03 2:46
Costa Concordia a wonderful new ship, a pity with the accident more that a year ago.
Joseph, a small advice makes your picture a little bigger in future this gives a more beautiful picture.
But now I like it these picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
batalay (40385) 2012-12-22 9:08
I cannot believe that 224 individuals visited this photo and only one person, my good friend John Maenhout, commented on the photo. It is a sad day when the human factor is mainly to blame for a catastrophe. It happened at the 3-Mile Island Nuclear meltdown in 1979, and the far more destructive Chernobyl Catastrophe of 1986. Each time, operators took their machines out of computerized automated mode and put them in manual. I frequently give lectures on cruises ships. I hadn't seen the Costa Concordia before.