Jump to content


BREAKING NEWS: Massive evacuation underway



496 replies to this topic

#1 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Massive evacuation underway after cruise ship starts sinking off Italian coast
Costa Concordia developed major electrical fault two hours after leaving port
4,000 passengers and crew, including several British holidaymakers, on board

By Nick Pisa

Last updated at 12:15 AM on 14th January 2012

A major rescue operation is under way tonight after a packed cruise liner with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on board began sinking off the Italian coast.

Several British holidaymakers were on the Costa Concordia which had left port at 7pm for a seven-day Mediterranean Cruise - but within two hours of leaving port, it ground to a halt in the sea with a major electrical fault.

Coastguards were immediately dispatched to the scene as terrified passengers were ordered to put on live vests and man life boats as the 290 metre luxury floating palace began to list heavily to one side.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1jOFAirsL


#2 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Another passenger Mara Parmegiani said: 'It was just like something out of the Titanic.

'You could tell straight away that the ship had hit something and no way was it an electrical fault.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1jOFqgzs4


#3 C E

    hors d'oeuvres

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 176 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:05 PM


Man, those British holidaymakers have had a time of it lately - others are trapped in the blizzard in the Alps.
I'm happy I'm not judgmental like all you smug, superficial idiots.

Posted Image

#4 C E

    hors d'oeuvres

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 176 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:06 PM


QUOTE (Guardian @ Jan 13 2012, 07:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another passenger Mara Parmegiani said: 'It was just like something out of the Titanic.

'You could tell straight away that the ship had hit something and no way was it an electrical fault.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1jOFqgzs4


We have a conspiracy!

That was QUICK!
I'm happy I'm not judgmental like all you smug, superficial idiots.

Posted Image

#5 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

I KNOW! I WAS SO EXCITED!

#6 C E

    hors d'oeuvres

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 176 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:19 PM


chuckle.gif

I hope they get off the ship alright.

That's a lot of people.


I'm happy I'm not judgmental like all you smug, superficial idiots.

Posted Image

#7 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

I am standing by, awaiting updates.

#8 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:22 PM



Funny, but it seems to have electricity...


#9 D.C.

    Das Tortendiagramm Mann

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 45,609 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

So..........when are the "Iranian Sub Torpedoes Cruise Liner" reports due out?
Just 'cause you're right ...that don't mean I'm wrong.

#10 C E

    hors d'oeuvres

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 176 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:26 PM


QUOTE (Guardian @ Jan 13 2012, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Funny, but it seems to have electricity...

And it seems to be right next to land.

24.gif
I'm happy I'm not judgmental like all you smug, superficial idiots.

Posted Image

#11 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

I was just reading that article and it gets weirder and weirder.

#12 D.C.

    Das Tortendiagramm Mann

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 45,609 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

Il Capitano + Chianti = Mama Mia!
Just 'cause you're right ...that don't mean I'm wrong.

#13 C E

    hors d'oeuvres

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 176 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:30 PM


It says they ran aground.

I thought they left port 2 hours ago.


I'm happy I'm not judgmental like all you smug, superficial idiots.

Posted Image

#14 Guardian

    Editor in Chief

  • Admin
  • Pip
  • 17 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

It is a very bizarre story.

#15 D.C.

    Das Tortendiagramm Mann

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 45,609 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

Were they aiming for the Lighthouse?
Just 'cause you're right ...that don't mean I'm wrong.