The world’s oceans used to be the only means to travel to distant places — as long as you didn’t fall off of the edge of that flat Earth. But with no AccuWeather forecast, it was a dangerous endeavor, full of crossed fingers and lives lost at sea. These days, however, boats are thought to mostly be safe.
But just a few years ago, the world found out that boating disasters can still happen. What had begun as an idillic cruise through the Mediterranean, was upended in just a few frantic moments.
Departing from the Italian port of Civitavecchia in 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia was full of 4200 passengers and crew. No one could have known that they were headed for disaster.