The Titanic went down over a period of two hours and 40 minutes. But before work starts, the wreck is to be searched for the remains of an Indian waiter — the only victim of the disaster whose body has never been found.
Did you notice anything unusual, or is it just another piece of debris? His body was never found. If so, the anchor failed to catch. Since the disaster, the island's small winter population of a few hundred has been swelled by dozens of salvage experts. Tech Innovate Gadget Mission: While the loss of life on the Titanic was much worse than on the Costa Concordia, even the Titanic's poorly planned evacuation may have been less chaotic than the one off the Tuscan coast.
By the numbers, here's a side-by-side look at the two cruise ship disasters:. Do They Compare? Italian Coast Guard Capt. He denies any wrongdoing.
Plans are well advanced to move the vessel, but for now it remains stranded, a macabre beacon at the entrance to the island's main port. Costa Concordia one year later — The five story-high block of floating flats, pictured left, houses the divers working around the clock on the salvage operation.
But Renzi, who flew to Genoa to watch the final stages of the operation, cautioned that it was not the moment "to throw a party". The delay in lowering the lifeboats, which occurred about 45 minutes to an hour after the ship hit the rocks, may have been the captain's call, he said.
This is likely because most passengers didn't realize the seriousness of the situation, Weeks said. The captain gave the official order to abandon ship.
The tragedy is still discussed earnestly as if it happened yesterday, according to one American part-time resident of the island. With its 13 brightly lit decks, the ship was more brilliant than anything on the island. I'm here once again on the pristine little Italian island of Giglio, made famous not for its beauty, but for the tragedy on its shores. The Titanic was 882 feet and 8 inches long 268 meters and had a tonnage of 46,000.
First, it's the captain's job to take care of everyone else on the boat. Science Newsletter: Skip to: Officers trained in the United States must take additional instruction, but virtually all cruise ships go to sea under a foreign flag and employ officers who were trained abroad. The Titanic was the largest ship of her day.
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