I just read the news about the terrible disaster in Italy where the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscany coast and half the ship was submerged in a very short time. As of now three people have died and 40 are still missing.
It sounds like a nightmare for the passengers as you just don’t hear of these things happening today. The ship left the port of Civitavecchia near Rome for a Mediterranean cruise. That is the same port where I will be departing in a few months for a Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic. I am not one to worry but it does give one pause.
The Italian authorities are investigating and some good news came out that a couple was found alive on the ship 24 hours after the incident. Hopefully there may be more stories like that. I will be paying attention to the news stories regarding this tragedy.