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Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off The Coast Of Italy, Three Confirmed Dead

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This is just horrible, and the pictures are terrifying.

A cruise ship has run aground off the coast of Italy, carrying around 4,000 people. Most people reached land by lifeboats but some swam to shore. At least 50 people haven't been accounted for, and 3 people have been confirmed to have died, 14 people were injured.

Some passengers even said the crew had failed to give instructions on how to evacuate the ship. An evacuation drill was scheduled for Saturday afternoon!

"It was so unorganised, our evacuation drill was scheduled for 17:00 (16:00 GMT). We had joked what if something had happened today."

So, because of that, there was a huge panic. Nobody knew what to do, the elderly were terrified, people were climbing over each other. Some people even jumped into the sea to swim ashore, and they got hypothermia because of it.

Such a terrible thing to happen.

Our question is this: Don't ships with today's technology know how close they are to things?

Not only that, but why don't they do the evacuation drill as the FIRST THING when people finish boarding the ship??

Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives, and we hope those who survived the ordeal can cope with what happened!

[Image via AP Images.]

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17 comments to “Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off The Coast Of Italy, Three Confirmed Dead”



  1. 1

    OMG. Terrifying in deed.



  2. 2

    For whatever reason this ship simply didn't not follow protocol! I have been on many many cruises on 3 different cruise lines. Each time we set sail at 4pm. Between 4:30- and 5pm a mandatory drill takes place. These cruise liners follow the same shipping lanes every time. They have GPS, radar, sonar, Doppler, eyeball line of sight and tide timetables. Once the ship hit the rock, no distress call was made until way after abandon ship procedures took place. The captain is now under investigation for manslaughter and abandoning ship! this is not the first time this cruise line has dealt with accidents. In 2010, one of their ships rammed the pier!



  3. 3

    gilligan was at the helm



  4. 4

    You are such a hard hitting report. Good job staying on top of this story.



  5. 5

    Its such a shame, that cruise was such a good place for family holidays… But I remember the practice for the evacuation drill was so badly planned out… I just hope that the people that have disappeared get found and are safe…



  6. 6

    You should never report news, you sound like a total idiot. You have no journalistic skills, you write like an eighth grader.



  7. 7

    & this is why Italy's essentially a third world country.



  8. 8

    If it's not the Norwalk virus getting you sick while on a cruise, it's the risk of this type of idiocy happening. I just don't "get" what is so fun about being crammed onto a ship with 4000 old, frail (often obese) people, or the opposite, drunken idiots or families with bratty children all the while being couped up on a floating prison. Why would anyone consider this fun or pay for it? I just don't get it. Cruising is only fun when it's your own yacht. Not when it's a floating bus full of morons and sub-standard food/entertainment.



  9. 9

    Yeah and the coward captain abandoned his ship!!!! Steers it into a reef and then becomes a wimp…what a poor excuse for a man.



  10. 10

    RIP



  11. 11

    Its so bad and blatant an accident, that one can't discount sabotage. Not terrorism so much as a disgruntled captain and crew perhaps. Its almost as though they purposefully trashed this ship. Like they want to bankrupt Carnival Cruises. If not f'this sabotage, one has to wonder where the captain truly was at the point of impact. Eating dinner himself? Or screwing someone? There is a reason he abandoned ship and didn't want to sound any alarms until well into the sinking. Usually that's the effects of hiding something done or not done properly (or done on purpose, even).



  12. 12

    OK.
    This is a tragic accident (or non-accident)… and people were both killed and hurt.
    I do hope the investigation brings to light something helpful for future cruises.
    ONE question, however:

    WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS DOING ON A CELEBRITY GOSSIP WEBSITE???

    Perez, you are NOT a journalist. (As others here have already pointed out.)
    For one, you don't spell properly, and you cannot put together a decent sentence.
    Two, you can't organize a paragraph, and you repeat yourself ad nauseum all throughout this poorly-written piece.
    Three, WHEN PRESENTING A QUOTE, it is "MEDIA 101" to name the person responsible for it!
    (How the fuck did you get that quote in the first place?)
    And FOUR - perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL - Has it NOT occured to you that some of your readers may have friends and family who were on a cruise in Italy?

    WHO PERHAPS MIGHT NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS YET!?

    Really, this is a sad event that the NEWS should report, and NOT something that YOU should shit all over.



  13. 13

    Hi, I worked on that exact ship and lived on it for half a year and the reason why they do not do the drills when the guest embark, is because on that specific ship, which we call: il giro Della morte… Witch means the death loop, because we have embarkation and disembarkation in every port, so almost everyday. So the drill is done in Savona, where it's the official beginning of the cruise. US crew members are 100% prepared for this, in fact when I was working on that ship I was expecting this, that's how the training leaves you like this will happen….



  14. 14

    …From what I am reading all captains that leave the port of giglio always comes close to the shore and they honk the siren to say bye to the people living there and so the pax can take pictures… Unfortunately by doing this, this time, the ship was too close. It was a tregdic accident. Perez, can you please talk about the Crew members as everybody else is talking about the passengers and nothing about the crew!!! And let me point out 1 thing, the crew are not the ones that made the people go into panic and start screaming and running like idiots. They were the ones that even though they were frighten and you could have seen it on their face, they were pleading for everybody to stay calm. Those that did not are the murderers that shoved and ran over the people….



  15. 15

    You also need to understand that on that cruise ship we would get the scum of Italian, Spanish and French… As it was a cheap cruise, so the ignorants of human beings possible were on that ship, trust me you would have been shocked! They weren't easy to handle when they were calm and when we were quarantine in 2009 they wanted to murder us, that they told us to hide in the crew area. I was on that theater when we told then what happened, I was translating in English and they start to clime on top of it as if they wanted to strangle us!!!! Like it was our fault… That's how ignorant they are, the cruise director was slept in the face for crying out loud! You think that's a normal behaviors from well educated people? So let's say that they weren't the smartest of people and I am not surprised if the passengers were not listening to the crew when the ship got hit. Now they are covering their asses saying its the crews fault??? Pa-lease…. Will not believe it as I first handley saw those pax in a panic and their reaction to the smallest thing was completely exaggerated. So imagine something as big as this? I'm so sorry for the pax and crew that had to go through such a scaring experience but I can't take it when they speak bad about the crew!!!!



  16. 16

    To blahdiladidah, costa is owned by carnival… Carnival is American… So please do not call my country, third world. At least we have free health insurance and we do not Refuse dying babies from our hospital because they do not have it… Btw I am both American and Italian so I can actually say it.



  17. 17

    they do, do a panic drill when you first get on the boat it is mandatory that everyone on the boat attends