A Look Inside The Costa Concordia Wreck Before The Ship Was Dismantled

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On the 13th of January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship wrecked off the coast of Tuscany in the Tyrrhenian Sea in one of the most notorious traffic incidents of our time. The ship struck an underwater rock foundation after which a combination of incompetence and procedures shortcomings resulted in 32 casualties and the cruiser partly sunk on its starboard side – with the image of the shipwreck entering the collective memory.

The luxurious but doomed ship was christened in 2006 and could house over 4,000 passengers at a time, with 1,500 cabins, a casino, and a multi-level theater. In August 2014, German photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski had a chance to board the unearthed ship and document what was left after it had spent two-and-a-half years underwater and before the dismantling process started.

Kielkowski published the resulting photographs in a book simply titled Concordia, which came out in January 2016. Check out some of the best and eeriest snaps of the ship which was finally dismantled in September 2016 in a parbuckling, towing and deconstructing process which cost in excess of $2 billion.

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Source: The Daily Mail

On the 11th of February 2015, Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster, including deserting the sinking ship

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Source: The Daily Mail EPA

Salvaging the wrecked Costa Concordia included construction of an elaborate underwater horizontal structure in order to refloat the ship

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski BOREDOM THERAPY

Jonathan Danko Kielkowski says the disaster occurred almost exactly 100 years after the Titanic

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski ABC NEWS

According to the German photographer, the wreck of the Costa Concordia “is often interpreted as a portent for the ongoing European crisis”

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski ABC NEWS

The once-impressive on-board casino

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski ABC NEWS

Although international maritime law requires all passengers to be evacuated within 30 minutes of an order to abandon ship, the evacuation of Costa Concordia took over six hours and not all passengers were evacuated

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski BOREDOM THERAPY

An elaborate staircase still shines through the wreckage with its hints of emerald-colored finish

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski The Guardian

The elevator surrounded by stale water

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski GIGAPICA

The control panel on the navigation bridge

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski GIGAPICA

The still-majestic emerald elevator

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski The Guardian

Hallways where passengers and workers used to walk

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski The Guardian

The elevator shafts from another angle

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski GIGAPIC

Check out the video below posted by a passenger on the Costa Concordia before the disaster to see how the cruise ship looked and felt before disaster struck

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Source:Jonathan Danko Kielkowski GIGAPIC

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