Tourists swim in the sea in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto August 28, 2012. Tourist on the Tuscan coast were taking part in a rather macabre form of sightseeing -- taking boat trips to view the wreckage of shipwrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia, where 32 people lost their lives after it hit rocks on January 13. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TRAVEL)
It has been just about one year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off Isola del Giglio in Italy. The ship partially sank but thankfully all but 32 of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew members were saved – it could have been much worse if this happened further out to sea.
Here is new footage released by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica showing the terrifying rescue operation on the night of January 13th.