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This is Eya. It’s over for us.
What’s up guys.My name is Jack.
I remember on the evening January 13, 2012.
I saw a news report claiming
that a Costa cruise ship had run aground off the coast of Italy.
It wasn’t until the following morning when the first pictures began emerging.
But they saw the full extent of a tragedy
that would not only change the cruise industry forever
but would become the most infamous ship disaster next to the Titanic.
Today I wanted to tell the incredible and truly unfathomable story
of the sinking, of the Costa Concordia.
So Costa or Coster cruise lines however you want to pronounce it.
It is owned by the Carnival Corporation.
It was founded in the mid-1800s
and eventually became a pretty prominent European cruise line.
It was eventually purchased by Carnival in 2000
and began building ships based on the designs
already proving very successful for Carnival.
Costa then began ordering ships
based off the general design of carnivals conquest class
just another 4,000 tons larger.
In 2004, Costa ordered the first ship of its brand-new class
named the Costa Concordia.
The vessel completed construction
and entered service for Costa on June 30th, 2006
at the cost of five hundred and seventy million dollars.
At the time the ship was the largest in the coast of fleets.
She was 952 feet long, had a beam of 116 feets,
spanned 13 public decks and had a top speed of 23 knots.
The Concordia was the new flagship vessel of the coast of fleets.
And the company ensured that the ship would be
the very best they had to offer.
While it wasn’t anything that drastically different
than the previous Carnival and coast of vessels.
It did feature a massive two-story spa along with four pools.
The ship center pool featured an outdoor movie screen,
and the kids / family pool would end from a twisting waterslide.
Below the top decks, the ship would feature 5 restaurants,
13 bars and the grand atrium that soared 10 Dorries.
It was a culmination of everything the modern cruise industry had,
and really was the new shining star for the Carnival Corporation.
She truly was a modern enormous cruise ship.
The Costa Concordia had 1502 guest cabins and 601 crew cabins
allowing the vessel to carry a maximum of 4890 people.
following the Concordia Costa ordered another five ships in its class
all being sisters to the Concordia
Captaining the vessel since its 2006 launch was Francesco Schettino.
An Italian man who had been working for Costa since 2002.
The Concordia began cruises catering to the Italian market sailing mostly in the Mediterranean.
She continued with regular cruises carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers
until early 2012 when one January night changed cruising forever.
The Costa Concordia was starting at seven-day Mediterranean cruise
starting from the point of Cagliari on January 11, 2012.
After it stopped in Sicily, the vessel arrived in Civita Vecchia Italy
on Friday the 13th, 2012.
By sunset, the Costa Concordia had set sail on its way to Savona.
The official course charted took the vessel directly down the center
between Italy’s mainland and the island of Giglio.
However deviation was made on the official route
to take the vessel much closer to the island
to perform what is known as a sale by salute.
This was a deliberate action to take the ship relatively close offshore
to give passengers a unique view of the island,
and also as a nod to fellow sailors on land.
This isn’t really a new thing for cruise ships
nor is it new for the Concordia
which had performed this maneuver several times before
even for the island of Giglio.
As night falls the vessel is making its deviation course
towards the island of Giglio.
On the bridge deck officers are guiding the ship
as captain Schettino is eating dinner.
The officers on the bridge are instructed to keep
at least 1500 feet away from the island shore
as that was the determined safe distance.
By 9:40 p.m., the Costa Concordia is moving at 15 knots,
and is about to make its turn for the island.
The captain returns to the bridge along with his mistress
Yeah I’ll talk about that a little later.
However there is a miscommunication
between the captain to the officer at helm.
on what the correct turning course should be.
Because of the incorrect heading numbers,
the turning radius of the ship to sail alongside the island
was much wider than it should have been
which brought the colossal ships 659 metres closer to the shore
than it was supposed to be.
The Concordia is immediately ordered by the captain
to turn 20 degrees to the right.
Seconds later at 9:44 p.m.,
the port side of the ship collides with underwater rocks
creating a 60 metre gash in the hull
breaching several watertight compartments.
The Concordia immediately lost power in its generators
and full propulsion from its two engines.
Panic ensued in the main dining rooms
where passengers had been eating
as the ship’s emergency generators kicked in.
By 9:51, an announcement was made to passengers
ensuring the situation had been under control.
And that technicians were working on fixing the problem.
However, moments later, the bridge was informed
that three compartments had been breached.
And that water has reached the main electrical panel.
This was communicated to Costa cruise lines Crisis Center
via captain Schettino minutes later.
By 10:07 p.m.,
the harbour contacts the Concordia.
However the ship claims that the situation is only a blackouts
and that they have the situation under control.
During this time, the deputy chief engineer
meets with the officers on the bridge
to inform them that the flooding has appeared to reach compartments
four, five, six and seven.
4 5 6 7号船舱
At this point, the ship is starting to list
as water fills the watertight compartments
And the passengers are making their way down to deck four
where the light boats are located themselves.
Captain Schettino did make the decision
to let the ship drift into shallow water
where at worst case the vessel would rest on the seabed.
However his pumps failed.
the flooding worsened as to the ship’s listing.
Even at this time, not the captain nor Costa cruise lines
contacted anyone for help.
However as the situation below decks worsened
and as passengers climbed into light boats themselves,
finally at 10:35 p.m.,
the bridge calls for an abandon ship,
and the emergency alarm is sounded.
There are currently 4229 people aboard the Costa Concordia.
By now, all passengers and crew are making their way down to deck 4
and crowding around the light boats as one by one are launched.
At 11:00 p.m., the ship is now listing
on its starboard side more than 25 degrees.
By this point, any hope of the vessel being saved was gone,
and as light boats continue to launch,
the list continued to worsen.
By now, the majority of the bridge officers had their positionsa
including captain Schettino.
And by 11:30, the Costa Concordia’s bridge had been abandoned.
As water reached deck four, the sinking of the ship accelerated
as listing got to the point where light boats being launched
from the port side was impossible.
80 people remained on the ship
ascending down the side of the hull by a rope ladder
where rescue boats by the Coast Guard were waiting.
Captain Schettino, however, had already returned to the shore
where the Coast Guard began demanding him to return to the vessel.
He never did.
是的 晚上好 长官
听我说 我是利物浦（意大利城市）的德发寇 我在和船长说话吗
是的 晚上好 德发寇
不 不 我没有拒绝
The Coast Guard continued to rescue people,
still clinging to the side of the ship.
as most residents living on the island of Giglio
welcomed the stranded passengers into their homes.
Because of the way the Costa Concordia drifted on to shore,
the vessel rested on the shoreline rocks at around an 80 degree angle.
with its starboard side completely submerged.
By 6:17 a.m., rescue operations concluded,
and the rising sun revealed the true extent of the disaster.
Since the vessel partially capsized on its starboard side,
The gaping hole on the port side showed
just how severe the impact was.
Daylight also revealed that three of the ships portside lifeboats
were never able to be launched,
which is why so many people were left aboard the ship.
As a result of the capsizing, 32 people have been killed,
27 of whom had been passengers and 5 being crew members
Almost all of which had been trapped below
as water rushed into the ship.
Truly I can’t even begin to imagine
the horror it would have been like.
Bodies were recovered mostly on the lower decks
indicating people were trapped inside the vessel as a capsized.
In the atrium elevators, 4 bodies had been discovered trapped inside
as well as another nine bodies trapped in two other elevators
Soon after the wreck, carnival and their insurance company
had deemed the vessel a total loss
as damages had exceeded 500 million dollars.
Oil and fuel had been extracted.
Salvage crews began working on removing the wreck.
However removing a 114 thousand ton half submerged cruise ship
proved to be a pretty daunting task.
The plan was to place a steel structure under the Concordia,
and turn it upright.
Massive buoyancy tanks were welded to the ship’s port side.
And on September 16th, 2013,
the Costa Concordia was turned upright
resting on the underwater platform.
Turning the vessel upright showed just how unbelievably heavy the ship was
as arrested on its side,
completely crushing sections of the ship’s steel balconies.
Up writing the vessel also allowed pictures to be taken inside
showcasing the true extent of the damage.
It’s so surreal to see a modern cruise ship
have its interior slowly decay from being abandoned and untouched.
Buoyancy tanks were fitted to
the ship’s other side, the starboard side.
And the Concordia was slowly lifted off its platform now freely floating.
And on July 14th, the vessel was towed
on its final voyage to the Italian port of Genoa,
where the ship was completely gutted.
Scrapping began by cutting sections of the ship apart,
And by July of 2017,
the Costa Concordia had been completely dismantled and sold for scrap metal.
The total cost of the salvage operation was 1.2 billion dollars.
Following the disaster the search to find who was responsible
concluded with six arrests and prosecutions.
Several of the Concordia’s first officers were given jail sentences.
Most mean under two years.
Costa cruise lines crisis director
who captain Schettino had been contacting during the events
had been given the longest sentence of the five
with two years and 10 months.
As for captain Francesco Schettino himself,
well his story was…
well sketchy to say the least
he claimed that during the ordeal,
he had been coordinating the rescue
when he had slipped and stumbled into a lifeboat
due to the listing of the ship.
A video later emerged of what appeared to be captain Schettino
calmly standing at the railing on deck waiting to board a lifeboat.
Though he claimed that this was not him,
it was also later revealed
that he had been having an affair with a woman
that he brought aboard the Concordia with no tickets.
She, by the way like I said earlier,
was taken to the bridge of the vessel when all of this happened
However, he assured that she did not affect the disaster.
He also claimed that he should not be responsible for the deaths
of the 32 people aboard.
As they were not killed as a result of the initial impact,
and instead by the sinking.
The only good thing captain Schettino did
was make the decision to deliberately ground the ship,
so it wouldn’t fully sink.
If the Concordia sank about 700 feet where it eventually did,
the entire vessel would have likely went under.
And it’s possible that many more people would have been killedn
Schettino was charged for manslaughter causing shipwreck and abandoning passengers.
He was given a 16 year jail sentence
which he is currently serving.
The Carnival Corporation certainly felt the financial impact of the disaster.
In their 2012 annual report,
They claimed that as a direct result of the Costa Concordia incidents,
the company had lost 410 million dollars in declined revenue.
Though 2012 was not a great year for Carnival at all
with the addition of the Carnival Triumph power failure in the same year.
Carnival offered each of the Concordia survivors $13,000
which included the refund of their cruise.
Great! Honestly, I just think the whole situation is truly unbelievable.
I don’t really like Carnival at all.
And I think I have a fair reason, too.
The company Gannet subsidiaries have done so many shady things.
And the safety features that had implemented on the Concordia.
The fact that a modern cruise ship
owned by the largest cruise line in the world
could have something like this happened is unfathomable.
The Costa Concordia was only five years old.
It cost 570 million dollars,
which was all put to waste just a few years later.
The disaster in its entirety ended up costing around two billion dollars.
Costa has now been building new ships once again.
And in carnival’s defense, they did change CEOs,
and they have been focusing a lot more
on building back their safety reputation
which to be fair I can appreciate.
It really is hard to believe though
that 100 years after the Titanic sank.
Off the coast of a small Italian island,
human error once again brought down what we thought
was an unsinkable vessel, the Costa Concordia.
Anyway guys, thank you so much for watching.
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