The Carnival cruise ship, Costa Concordia, hit several rocks on it’s chartered course on Friday, January 13 in Italy. This crash caused the ship to start tipping and a panicked evacuation to take place.
There were more than 4,200 people on board the cruise liner when the rocks were struck near Giglio, Italy. People were jumping off of decks and trying to swim to shore. As of now, there are six confirmed deaths and 16 people still missing. Rescue divers are trying their hardest to search for survivors amidst the wreckage.
The accident is being blamed solely on the captain of the Costa Concordia. According to Carnival, the captain made a large mistake when trying to get closer to the coast line in order for local people to view the massive ship. The negligence of the captain is the main reason for the disastrous event and he has been arrested.
Our thoughts go out to the victims’ families and friends during this tragic time.