On the evening of 13 January 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia left the port of Civitavecchia, near Rome (Italy), heading northwest toward the Italian port of Savona with 4,232 passengers and crew members aboard. A few hours later, while crossing the strait between the Island of Giglio in the Tuscan archipelago and the Monte Argentario peninsula of mainland Italy, the ship struck a rock just off the coast of the island (Fig. 1). About 90 min later, after a 180° turn, the ship capsized and partially sank in shallow waters off the port of Giglio. The shipwreck...

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