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Cruise Ship Disaster: 12th Body Recovered

Posted by feww on January 22, 2012

Thousands of tons of fuels and raw sewage aboard Costa Concordia could cause environmental disaster

The body of the 12th victim of Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, a woman reportedly wearing a life jacket, was recovered by divers searching inside the stricken vessel.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 22

[January 22, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,515 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Tuscany, Italy.  The body of a woman, who was wearing a life jacket, was recovered by divers searching inside the capsized Costa Concordia. She was the 12th victim of the disaster.
    • At least 20 others are still missing and up to 70 people injured, six of them seriously, after the 290-meter-long, 115,000-ton cruise ship struck a rock off Tuscany’s Giglio island on January 13 and capsized.
    • The giant ship is shifting precariously on an undersea ledge and could slide down to a depth of about 110 meters.
    • The Italian government declared a state of emergency in the area around the wreck on Friday.
    • The vessel is carrying more than 2,400 tons of heavy diesel fuel and lubricating oils.
    • Both the sewage and fuels aboard the ship pose major environmental threats to the area.
    • Costa Concordia is owned and operated by Costa Cruises, a subsidiary of American-British Carnival Corporation & Plc, the world’s largest cruise ship operator.
    • Some 3,207 passengers and 1,024 crew members were on board when the ship hit a reef off Isola del Giglio.
    • Some liquid was leaking from the ship last week, but it was unclear whether it was fuel, sewage or other substances, reports said.
    • The ship’s captain insists the rock that tore through Costa Concordia’s hull wasn’t present in the disaster area where  he had previously navigated the ship.
    • Industry experts believe the ship is a constructive total loss, as the cost repair and salvage would exceed the  replacement value, estimated at US$570 million.
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Other Global Disasters

  • Kano, Nigeria.Death toll has climbed to at least 178 following last week’s bombing and gun attack on the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
    • “A coordinated series of bomb blasts and shooting sprees mostly targeting police stations on Friday sent panicked residents of Nigeria’s second biggest city of more than 10 million people running for cover,” a report said.

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