The sinking of the Costa Concordia in January 2012 was one of the biggest shipwrecks since the Titanic. But the whole story goes much further than the drama of that fateful night. A new documentary, made with unparalleled access to survivors, rescue units, and experts, reveals the harrowing human story and the fascinating feats of engineering that follow the aftermath of this tragedy.
Discovery’s mini-series takes us on a journey, not only through the horrors of that night but everything that happened surrounding the catastrophic sinking of this “Dream-Ship.” In a beautifully shot production, using innovative techniques like underwater filming and micro-drones, the story is told from beginning to end.
The production team visited 10 countries to meet the survivors and families of victims, as well as shipping and salvage experts. They provide insight into the errors and missteps that led to one of the worst cruise accidents ever recorded. The series promises to be a captivating account of this tragedy by those who lived through it.
Through the eyes of the survivors, rescue units, and experts, this compelling story will tug at the viewer’s heartstrings. From those who were aboard to the islanders who saved their lives, the harrowing moment-by-moment narrative of how it all happened will leave viewers at the edge of their seats.
In the aftermath of the Costa Concordia disaster, there was much at stake, including millions of dollars for engineers working on the historic salvage, the cruise industry, which was under scrutiny after serious lapses in sea safety, and the families who lost loved ones that night, who will never be the same.
If you’re intrigued and want an in-depth look at this tragedy and everything that surrounded it, make sure you watch Discovery’s mini-series. This powerful documentary explores the human stories behind the catastrophic sinking of the Costa Concordia. Get ready to be moved and inspired.