The story of the Concordia told through the survivors’ eyes

This film has been pieced together from some of the footage shot by the survivors themselves.

In this YouTube era, TV news crews are finding themselves more and more redundant as some of the biggest moments in history are now captured on home movie cameras and ­high-tech mobile phones.

This film chronicling the last voyage of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in January has been pieced together from some of the footage shot by the survivors themselves.

Its immediacy makes it more genuinely terrifying than any drama (sorry, James Cameron).

Here we see and hear the moment when the ship hits the rocks and the passengers – and, incredibly, the harbour master – are told only that it is merely an electrical fault.

The panic and utter chaos as 4,000 passengers and crew rush to the lifeboats is enough to put you off ever thinking about booking a cruise.

But most damningly here, we hear the full and furious ­conversation in which Commander Gregorio De Falco, of the Livorno Port Authority, so memorably ordering Captain Francesco Schettino to get back on board the ship.

source: mirror.co.uk

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