A Cruise Ship runs Aground off Italy - Six Died and Four Thousand Evacuated (Updated)

A cruise ship runs aground off Italy - six died and four thousand e...

Six people died and four were missing on Saturday after a cruise ship with more than 4,000 people on board ran aground and keeled over off an Italian island, sparking chaos as passengers scrambled to get off.

The Costa Concordia listing after running aground

ROME (AFP) - Six people died in the early hours of Saturday after a cruise ship ran aground off the Italian coast in an accident which forced the coast guard to evacuate over 4,000 people, media reports said.

The Costa Concordia was on a trip around the Mediterranean when it hit a reef near the Isola del Giglio late Friday. The local mayor said he feared further casualties as it was proving difficult to rescue the last passengers.

One of the victims was a man in his 70s who died of a heart attack caused by the shock to his system when he jumped into the icy waters, reports said.

Several people were also injured in the accident, two of them seriously.

Most of the 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members had been evacuated, but around 200 people were still on board around 0230 GMT, according to the prefect of the nearby city of Grosseto, Giuseppe Linardi.

Helicopters with spotlights were being used to help rescuers.

"At around 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) the 290-metre-long Costa Concordia cruise ship... began taking on water and tilting over by around 20 degrees," the coast guard said in a statement, as most of those aboard were rescued in lifeboats.

Passengers heard a large bang and were initially told the ship had shuddered to a halt for electrical reasons, before being told to put on their life-jackets, a passenger from the boat told ANSA news agency by telephone.

"We were having supper when the lights suddenly went out, we heard a boom and a groaning noise, and all the cutlery fell on the floor," passenger Luciano Castro told ANSA news agency.

Some passengers jumped into the sea in their hurry to get off the sinking ship, according to the reports.

"It was like a scene from the Titanic," said passenger Mara Parmegiani.

The local mayor said they were trying to find room to accommodate the rescued passengers, including pregnant women and children.

"We are trying to accommodate them anywhere we can, in schools, nurseries, hotels, anywhere that has a roof," said mayor Sergio Ortelli, who added that some passengers were even bedding down for the night in the church.

The Costa Crociera company, which owns the vessel, said that it was not yet possible to say what caused the problem, but that the evacuation had been fast.

"The ship was on a cruise in the Mediterranean, leaving from Savona with planned stops in Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma, Barcelona and Marseille," the company said.

"There were around 1,000 Italian passengers on board, as well as 500 Germans and around 160 French people," it added, without giving details about the rest.

The cruise ship -- which boasts 58 suites with balconies, five restaurants, 13 bars, five Jacuzzis and four swimming pools -- had set off from the Civitavecchia port near Rome earlier Friday when it ran into difficulties.

Boats from the nearby port helped evacuate the passengers and crew.

SOZT
The wobble induced North Sea storms are due to the pumping action of the wobble,
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue273.htm
where the N Pole leans to the left for sunrise in Europe and then to the right for sunset in Europe. Thus the largest wave in to hit the Irish shores was registered at 2:00 pm.
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/record-size-wave-hits-irish-shor...
But Europe also participate when the most violent push of the wobble occurs, when the Sun is high over the Pacific and Europe is in the dead of night. The globe is pushed violently north as the magnetic N Pole of Earth comes up over the horizon and is pushed away by Planet X. When this happens the globe is pushed SOUTHWARD on the opposite side of the globe, as the globe rolls as one.

What does this do to the rocky shores of Italy and any hapless ships moored or traveling just off the coast? The land is pushed UNDER the water, and the ship suddenly finds itself on rocks it though safely at a distance. Though obvious to the populace watching in amazement where the Sun is found these days, the Earth wobble is not something allowed into print. Thus the ship’s captain, desperate to explain what occurred, is at a loss and casting about to blame navigation equipment failure.  
EOZT


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Comment by Howard on April 16, 2014 at 5:21am

S. Korea Ferry with 450 Passengers Runs Aground, Sinks (Apr 16)

South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board -- mostly high school students.

The Coast Guard has confirmed that there are at least 6 dead and 300 missing.

Photos broadcast on television showed the ferry tilted over 45 degrees on the port side with helicopters flying overhead, and then fully capsized with only its stern visible.

The ferry, bound for the southern resort island of Jeju, send out a distress signal at 9:00 am (0000 GMT) with passenger testimony suggesting it may have run aground.

"We heard a big thumping sound and the boat stopped," one passenger told the YTN news channel by telephone.

"The boat is tilting and we have to hold on to something to stay seated," the passenger said.

The 6,825-tonne ferry, which had sailed out of the western port of Incheon on Tuesday evening, ran into trouble some 20 kilometres (13 miles) off the island of Byungpoong.

It was carrying a total of 476 passengers and crew, of which 325 were high school students on a trip to Jeju island -- known as "South Korea's Hawaii" and one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Og said a total of 34 naval, coastguard and civilian vessels were involved in the rescue operation, along with 18 helicopters.

Og said President Park Geun-Hye in a personal message "ordered us to make efforts not to leave a single casualty".

The ferry manifest included 150 cars.

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http://news.yahoo.com/ferry-450-passengers-sinking-off-south-korea-...

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/asia/south-korea-sinking-sh...

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/16/world/asia/south-korea-sinking-sh...

Comment by Howard on August 23, 2013 at 4:39am

Massive Russian Ship Lands on Crowded Beach (August 21)
 
An enormous, 550-ton Russian hovercraft plowed onto a densely populated beach in Kaliningrad on Tuesday in front of hundreds of startled beach-goers.

The Russian defense ministry claims the 60-meter vessel was on a run-of-the-mill tactical mission, and — this part is weird — was in fact docking on military-owned property.

"Docking on the beach… is a normal event," a Russian defense ministry spokesman told the local newspaper. "What people were doing at the beach on the territory of a military (base) is unclear."

Sky News reports, however, that the military base the spokesman was referring to was likely Khmelevka, which is actually several miles away.

The hulking machine is said to be a Zubr-class hovercraft, which carries advanced military weaponry and can transport tanks — the scary kinds with turrets and treads — in addition to 400 paratroopers.

Exactly why the massive ship needed to abruptly beach itself in front of a bunch of half-naked sunbathers will probably remain a secret.

Source

http://theweek.com/article/index/248600/watch-enormous-military-hov...

Comment by Nancy Lieder on January 22, 2012 at 2:29pm

@Stra, yes EXACTLY!

Comment by Stanislav on January 22, 2012 at 2:17pm

UFOs in the sinking of the Costa Concordia

Since the mass media cover tragedies that shake our world, UFOs unidentified flying objects are almost always identified. Sometimes without the knowledge of the authors of photos and videos.

http://www.conmiedo.com/ovnis/ovnis-en-el-hundimiento-del-costa-con...

Comment by Stra on January 22, 2012 at 1:47pm

Nancy, something didn't fit in my head as well, but I wasn't wrapping my mind around it too much, now that you wrote your theory, it makes sense! Is this what you had in mind?

The captain mentions being 300m from the shore but it is unclear at which point.

Comment by Muzz on January 22, 2012 at 1:33pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfZrGNYcLs

In his brief interview Captain Francesco Schettino (of the ill fated Costa Concordia), said he was in deep water on his charts when they struck rocks.  I am placing this blog in an attempt to help Captain Schettino's case, and if nothing else help him, his crew and the rest of the world understand exactly what happened.  There were a very small number of people killed R.I.P, and this could have been much worse were it not for the experience of this captain and his crew.

They were on a course over 300 metres away from shore.  In my opinion this man is telling the truth, he was doing the very best he could under the circumstances, after the impact he steered his ship closer to the shore to minimise the casualties.  He needs a medal for what he achieved, not to be condemned, but then he is now the fall guy as the elite will be too scared to admit what is really going on.

Unfortunately when a cruise ship of this size is underway, there is no stopping her.  There certainly is no possibility of counter measures when the following happens as per Nancy, the Zetas and other loyal followers:

Suddenly within the same week, all of 3 different accidents befalling ships in
Mediterranean waters...!

so Nancy asked the Zetas for a comment, and here it is..:
Comment by Nancy Lieder8 hours ago
Will add this to the 1/21 Q&A info but posting early here ...


SOZT (Start of Zeta Talk)
The wobble induced North Sea storms are due to the pumping action of the wobble, 
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue273.htm
where the N Pole leans to the left for sunrise in Europe and then to the right for sunset in Europe. Thus the largest wave in to hit the Irish shores was registered at 2:00 pm. 
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/record-size-wave-hits-irish-shor...
But Europe also participate when the most violent push of the wobble occurs, when the Sun is high over the Pacific and Europe is in the dead of night. The globe is pushed violently north as the magnetic N Pole of Earth comes up over the horizon and is pushed away by Planet X. When this happens the globe is pushed SOUTHWARD on the opposite side of the globe, as the globe rolls as one.

What does this do to the rocky shores of Italy and any hapless ships moored or traveling just off the coast? The land is pushed UNDER the water, and the ship suddenly finds itself on rocks it though safely at a distance. Though obvious to the populace watching in amazement where the Sun is found these days, the Earth wobble is not something allowed into print. Thus the ship’s captain, desperate to explain what occurred, is at a loss and casting about to blame navigation equipment failure. 
EOZT (End of Zeta Talk)

Comment by Nancy Lieder on January 22, 2012 at 12:14pm

Kojima, you have the angle of the ship and the N/S direction correct!

Yesterday I looked into this too, as it seemed if the land moved suddenly south, the ship on the northeast side of the island, than the ZetaTalk did not fit. Google Earth shows that when the captain swung into the bay to come close to the village there, he was headed out of the bay just to the SOUTH of the rock, which then moved to gash the left side of the ship. Then the captain, per all reports, turned the boat 180 in order to get it closer to the shore, where it is now flopped and sinking.

Comment by Kojima on January 18, 2012 at 2:25am
Comment by bill on January 17, 2012 at 9:35pm

lies continue and it got very rediculous saying some alien marine artefucts were spotted bobbing in the waters amid...

 

Comment by Howard on January 17, 2012 at 3:27am

This graphic exemplifies just how outrageous the accusations that have been foisted upon the hapless Captain Schettino truly are.  An 11-year veteran of Costa Cruises, it's highly unlikely such an experienced skipper would have deviated from the established heading by 5 miles, putting the ship on a collision course with Giglio Island just to "show off".

"He wanted to show the ship, to [go] nearby this island of Giglio, so he decided to change the course of the ship to go closer to the island."

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