The Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed and sank on this day in 2012.
What happened to the Costa Concordia?
The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Tuscany after hitting a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Concordia was supposed to take passengers on a seven-day Italian cruise from Civitavecchia to Savona.
But when it deviated from its planned path to sail closer to the island of Giglio, the ship struck a reef known as the Scole Rocks. The disaster that left 32 people dead.
What happened to the captain of the Costa Concordia?
Francesco Schettino, the captain of the cruise liner, quickly became the villain in the tragedy, both for his faulty navigation and for leaving the ship as it sank with many still on board. He was eventually jailed for 16 years on charges of multiple manslaughter, shipwreck and abandoning ship while on duty.