Cruise Ship Disaster in Italy

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.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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2 Responses to Cruise Ship Disaster in Italy

  1. George Miklas says:

    Margie, A close and dear friend from college is the Music Director on the Infinity by Celebrity Cruise Lines. I worry for him, but he does not worry as these tragic accidents are far and few between. For the most part, doesn’t the industry have a pretty good safety record?


  2. Bonnie D. says:

    Two of the survivors were a newly wed couple from our area of the world. There are several among the still missing. Due to the popularity of cruising this has become a world wide disaster with victims from many nations. The captain is in jail. A tragic end to an otherwise successful career. When you have others’ lives in your hands you cannot rest on your laurels. You must be ever vigilant.


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