7 years since the Costa Concordia cruise shipwreck
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On January 13, 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and overturned after striking an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, resulting in 32 deaths.

The eight year old Costa Cruises vessel was on the first leg of a cruise around the Mediterranean Sea when she deviated from her planned route at the Isola del Giglio, sailed closer to the island, and struck a rock formation on the sea floor. A six-hour rescue effort resulted in most of the passengers being brought ashore.

On Sunday a ceremony was held to commemorate the victims and  is expected to end this evening with a procession, followed by the ‘tufate’ of the sirens of the boats and the prayer for the victims with the blessing of the tombstone.

 

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