The strange case of the Costa Concordia crash off the coast of Italy has haunted me all week. This is the world's worst cruise ship crash in modern times. The captain jumped ship, leaving passengers to get to shore as best they could. Here you can hear him refusing to go back and look for survivors.
Much larger than the Titanic, carrying many more passengers (4,000), the Concordia is the biggest cruise ship to ever crash. From the shore, it looks like a very big skyscraper.
The captain jumped ship, claiming he fell into the lifeboat (somehow with his top two officers aboard), but the crew mutinied in order to help the passengers. The captain refused to return to the ship even to assist rescuers by assessing the damage.
I am fascinated by the stories of the survivors, caught here on film.