Cruise ship crashes off of Italian coast
Last Friday, a cruise ship crashed off of the coast of Italy when it hit some rocks that the boat’s captain says were not on his map. The ship was operated by Costa Cruises.
According to the cruise ship company, the captain caused the maritime accident by veering off of course, too close to the rocky coastline. Officials believe that 6 people died in the accident, and 10 passengers and 6 crew members are missing.
The cruise began just hours before the ship crashed, and the boat’s 4,200 passengers and staff had not yet gone over what to do in the case of an emergency.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends after this devastating accident.