Investigation Report of Grounding and Capsizing of the Costa Concordia
Type of Document: Reference Document, Incident Report
On 13 January 2012, Costa Concordia hit a rock off Isola del Giglio, Italy A 53-metre (174 ft) long gash was made in the port side hull, along 3 compartments of the engine room; power to the engines and ship services was cut off. 24 minutes later, strong winds pushed the vessel back towards the island.Costa Concordia drifted back and grounded near shore, then rolled onto her starboard side, in an unsteady position on a rocky underwater ledge. She was carrying 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew members, all but 32 of whom were rescued.