Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic #3

In the wake (no pun intended) of the Costa Concordia sinking, it has transpired that cruise operator Costa Cruises has had something of a chequered history, its corporate safety record leaving something to be desired. Safety, mostly. You may also like to read E&T’s news story on a review of cruise line safety, prompted by the Costa Concordia disaster. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic #3

Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic #2

In the wake of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the usual questions, facts and reported hearsay have emerged. Apparently, the captain was navigating by eye, not by the ship’s instruments, and was sailing close to the island as a salute to a former colleague. Most importantly, of course, a number of passengers died as a result of the vessel capsizing. This graphic details the timeline from the Concordia departing port to it striking the island of Giglio and capsizing. Total elapsed time: three hours. You may also like to read E&T’s news story on a review of cruise line … Continue reading Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic #2

Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic

The Costa Concordia is the largest vessel of its kind to sink, considerably larger than that most famous of sunken ships, the Titanic. This graphic illustrates quite how large it is, with a nifty comparison to the Statue of Liberty. Now, your correspondent has seen the Statue of Liberty up close and I can tell you that she’s no diminutive icon: she a big lady. The Costa Concordia must have been a whopper. Personally, the concept of cruise ships has never appealed to me much and with this unfortunate business of running aground and capsizing uppermost in our minds at … Continue reading Costa Concordia cruise ship – an annotated graphic