The Tragedy of The Costa Concordia

by brian lam

The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground last Friday offshore Tuscany, Italy. So far, a few dozen are unaccounted for, and at least 6 have been pronounced dead so far.The most striking photo I have seen so far is of the hull, gouged by rock.

(And these underwater photos.)

The most striking video is of the Italian Navy’s Commander DeFalco shouting at Admiral Schettino to reboard his ship and do a proper head count. Some say the Admiral is screwed.

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I have never trusted cruise ships, the most monstrously artificial way to voyage. It’s not about safety as much as superstition. And safety, I guess.

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