Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Eight deaths reported as cruise ship runs aground off Italy

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 11:56 PM
Original message
Eight deaths reported as cruise ship runs aground off Italy
Source: USA Today

UPDATE, 11:55: Eight people are dead after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the Italian coast in an accident which forced the coast guard to evacuate over 4,000 people, AFP reports.

More than 30 people were also injured in the accident, several seriously, and several people were still missing after jumping overboard in panic as the ship began to tilt, the Messaggero newspaper said. 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.

Most of the 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members were quickly evacuated, but around 200 people remained stranded on board.

According to the London Telegraph, the passengers' dinner was interrupted by a loud boom around 8 pm local time. An initial announcement claimed the ship was suffering an electrical failure, and ordered everyone onboard to don life-jackets.

Read more: http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2012/01/costa-c...



Looks like these deaths and injuries occurred when people panicked and jumped overboard, probably intending to swim to the nearby island.
Refresh | +3 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 07:33 AM
Response to Original message
1. scarrrry photo!
I was on a sun cruz casino ship that did a heavy list towards the water. the cap'n brought us back upright, but the poker tables slid across the floor towards me and all the chips went everywhere! what a moment that was. on a ship of that size, you wouldn't expect that, so I woulda been quite bothered. so sad that so many died by jumping.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 07:38 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Here's another one I found this morning


Looks like she's on the bottom now but the article doesn't say.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 08:43 AM
Response to Original message
3. Who expects fatalities on a pleasure cruise?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 10:09 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. Nobody, people expect pleasure.
But most people expect death on a killing cruise.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. I am not understanding your response. Wasn't it a pleasure cruise?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. It was a bad attempt at gallows humor.
People expect pleasure on a pleasure cruise. They would be more likely to expect deaths if they were named something more sinister. Ha ha, I kill me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Ah. Thanks for the explanation.
I thought I had mistaken the purpose of the ship or missed an key part of the story.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-12 11:37 AM
Response to Original message
6. dates
no not to compare Titanic but the dates close enough. Titanic hits iceberge Dec 14th 1912 Tuscany one hits sandbar Jan 14th 2012

o_O


and yet again the lifeboats were worthless
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 10:53 AM
Response to Reply #6
9. On the Titanic, there were not enough lifeboats for everyone because the
Edited on Sun Jan-15-12 10:54 AM by No Elephants
ship was thought to be unsinkable--a good lesson for anyone banking on a "sure thing."

On this ship, apparently a lot of people panicked and jumped overboard. A lifeboat that you never try to use is indeed useless, literally.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 11th 2014, 02:59 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC