Costa Concordia: stricken cruise ship

The recent grounding of the Costa Concordia in which it is lying on its side near the Tuscan island of Giglio is a horrible event for all effected and certainly ones heart and prayers go out to the families who have lost love ones and the survivors .
Picture by BBC News..
 http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/57895000/jpg/_57895570_013713923-1.jpg

This was a modern ship built for safety yet we see a combination of events that allowed a cruise ship to tilt in such way it was a miracle that majority of passengers and crew were rescued. Certainly  major cruise line operators will await the factual reasons and will examine current safety methods.
It will be lessons learned that will benefit us all who cruise and pasengers and crew for the future but a price where people have died.

It is amazing that the little island of Giglio (population 1.200+) was able to accomodate unexpected visitors of 4,200+
http://www.gioiagiglio.com/holiday_flats_giglio/isola_del_giglio.html

If you want the latest news and up to date , these links
At March 14, 2012
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106516/Costa-Concordia-Domnica-Cemortan-kissed-captain-Francisco-Schettino-crash.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088234/Costa-Concordia-hero-Roberto-Bosio-calls-captain-Francesco-Schettino-disgraceful-man.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16564789

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4063013/Survivors-tell-of-cruise-ship-terror.html