Impact With Rocks “Inevitable”

(Reuters) – Italian police have located the exact spot where the doomed Costa Concordia was pierced by sharp rocks that ripped open a hole in its hull and believe that once the vast ship approached the outcrop, a disaster was almost certain.

“We are nearly 100 percent certain we found the point of impact,” the head of the squad of scuba divers for the Carabinieri, or the military police, told Reuters. “Passing so close to those rocks made a collision practically inevitable.”

The spot, in about 8 metres (yards) of water, is just 10 metres away from a large rock outcrop jutting out of the sea, some 30 metres from the shore of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast in western Italy.

The ship’s captain Francesco Schettino is accused of ………….[access full article]

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