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It’s being compared to a modern-day version of the Titanic shipwreck.
On Jan. 13, the Carnival Cruise Lines Inc.-owned Italian ship Costa Concordia struck a rock near the shore of the small Italian island Giglio, tearing a large hole in the ship’s hull that caused it to capsize. The accident occurred just as passengers were sitting down to dinner, and panic soon ensued. With minimal direction from the ship’s crew, the ship’s 4,200 passengers fought to get onto lifeboats, and some jumped into the sea.