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Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: One Year Later

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Isola del Giglio, Italy - The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Italian island of Giglio.

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Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: One Year Later takes an extensive look at the series of events leading up to the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner. The Costa Concordia was one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships ever built. So what happened? Why did the ship collide with a rock? Why wasn't there an immediate call to abandon ship? This special takes a look at the reports, audio recordings and and personal accounts gathered thus far to help tell the story of that fateful night.