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Costa Concordia Hits Rocks - To Grounding

13 January 2012 21:45 - 13 January 2012 22:44

First Call & Harbor Master Log

Jan 13 2012 22:06

Reference for Crash Time from AIS Recordings

Harbor Master's Log

22.06 Carabinieri (police) at Prato contact the Harbour Master’s office. A woman has called to say her mother is on the Concordia and the dining room ceiling has fallen on her and the crew have ordered passengers to don life jackets.
22.14 Harbour Master contacts the Concordia asking if it is having problems. An officer replies that it’s only a blackout which has been going on for 20 minutes and which they will fix shortly. Harbour Master asks about passengers donning life jackets, but the officer insists it’s only a power cut.
22.16 Guardia di Finanza (finance police) patrol boat G104 is close to the island of Giglio and asks if it should check the Concordia.
22.17 Harbour Master informs superiors it suspects there is more wrong with the Concordia than the ship’s officer is letting on.
22.26 Harbour Master contacts ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino. He says the ship is taking on water through an opening on his left side and the ship is listing. He says there are no dead or injured. Harbour Master asks if he needs help. The captain requests a tug boat.
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22.34 Harbour Master contacts the Concordia, which sends a “distress” message. They are now evacuating the 3,208 passengers and 1,023 crew members.
22.39 Guardia di Finanza patrol boat reports the ship leaning heavily to one side.
22.44 Guardia di Finanza reports the Concordia is grounded.
22.45 Schettino denies this, saying it is floating and he will try to bring her around.
22.48 Harbour Master asks the Concordia to consider abandoning ship. Answer: 'we are considering it’.
22.58 Schettino tells Harbour Master he has given order to abandon ship.
23.23 Concordia reports it has a large tear on right side.
23.37 Captain Schettino says 300 people on board.
00.10 Local authorities say there is not enough room for all evacuees on Giglio and will begin transfer to mainland.
00.12 Guardia di Finanza report lifeboats can’t be launched on left.
00.34 Schettino says he is in a lifeboat and can see three people in the water.
00.36 Guardia di Finanza can still see 70 to 80 people on board including children and the elderly.
00.38 Rescue helicopter sees many people on board and some in the water.
00.42 Schettino and all his officers are in a lifeboat. Captain De Falco [in charge of Harbour Master’s office] orders them to get back on board to coordinate evacuation.
01.04 Helicopter lowers an air force officer on board who reports 100 people still to be evacuated.
01.45 Officer confirms rope ladder strung across the hull is safe to use.
01.46 De Falco orders Schettino back on board using rope ladder.
02.29 Three people reported hanging from the prow of the ship.
02.53 Guardia di Finanza boards ship using rope ladder and that Schettino had been seen heading towards port in a lifeboat.
03.05 'Isola Del Giglio’ ferry has taken a further 300 people on top of another 300 already evacuated and will now return to Porto Santo Stefano with five injured and three dead.
03.17 Carabinieri identify Schettino on quay without detaining him.
03.44 Air force officer on board reports 40 to 50 people left to evacuate.
04.22 The number falls to 30.
04.46 Evacuation complete.

Ship is Grounded

jan 13 2012 22:44

Abandon Ship to Evacuation Complete

jan 13 2012 22:50 - jan 14 2012 04:46

De Falco says "Get Back on Board"

jan 14 2012 00:42

Giglio

9:45 PM Ship Hits Rocks

Jan 13, 2012 9:45 PM

Costa Concordia Hits Rocks (AIS Recordings reference elsewhere)

10:06 PM Police Call Harbor Master

Jan 13, 2012 10:06 PM

22.06 Carabinieri (police) at Prato contact the Harbour MasterÕs office. A woman has called to say her mother is on the Concordia and the dining room ceiling has fallen on her and the crew have ordered passengers to don life jackets.

10:14 PM Giglio ask Concordia if it's having problems

Jan 13, 2012 10:14 PM

22.14 Harbour Master contacts the Concordia asking if it is having problems. An officer replies that itÕs only a blackout which has been going on for 20 minutes and which they will fix shortly. Harbour Master asks about passengers donning life jackets... but the officer insists itÕs only a power cut.

10:16 PM Patrol Boat G104 Asks if It Should Check

Jan 13, 2012 10:16 PM

22.16 Guardia di Finanza (finance police) patrol boat G104 is close to the island of Giglio and asks if it should check the Concordia.

Giglio Informs Superiors More Is Wrong

Jan 13, 2012 10:17 PM

22.17 Harbour Master informs superiors it suspects there is more wrong with the Concordia than the shipÕs officer is letting on.

Schettino Says Ship Taking on Water

Jan 13, 2012 10:26 PM

22.26 Harbour Master contacts shipÕs captain... Francesco Schettino. He says the ship is taking on water through an opening on his left side and the ship is listing. He says there are no dead or injured. Harbour Master asks if he needs help. The captain requests a tug boat.

Concordia Sends Distress Message

Jan 13, 2012 10:34 PM

22.34 Harbour Master contacts the Concordia... which sends a ÒdistressÓ message. They are now evacuating the 3...208 passengers and 1...023 crew members.

Concordia Leaning to One Side

Jan 13, 2012 10:39 PM

22.39 Guardia di Finanza patrol boat reports the ship leaning heavily to one side.

Patrol Boat Reports Concordia Grounded

Jan 13, 2012 10:44 PM

22.44 Guardia di Finanza reports the Concordia is grounded.

Schettino denies grounding

Jan 13, 2012 10:45 PM

22.45 Schettino denies this... saying it is floating and he will try to bring her around.

Giglio Asks Concordia Consider Abandoning Ship

Jan 13, 2012 10:48 PM

22.48 Harbour Master asks the Concordia to consider abandoning ship. Answer: Õwe are considering itÕ.

Shettino Says He's Ordered Abandon Ship

Jan 13, 2012 10:58 PM

22.58 Schettino tells Harbour Master he has given order to abandon ship.

Concordia reports Large tear on right

Jan 13, 2012 11:23 PM

23.23 Concordia reports it has a large tear on right side.

Schettino Says 300 People on Board

Jan 13, 2012 11:37 PM

23.37 Captain Schettino says 300 people on board.

Authorities Say Not Enough Room on Giglio

Jan 14, 2012 12:10 AM

00.10 Local authorities say there is not enough room for all evacuees on Giglio and will begin transfer to mainland.

Lifeboats cannot be launched on left

Jan 14, 2012 12:12 AM

00.12 Guardia di Finanza report lifeboats canÕt be launched on left.

Schettino in Lifeboat

Jan 14, 2012 12:34 AM

00.34 Schettino says he is in a lifeboat and can see three people in the water.

70 to 80 people on boad

Jan 14, 2012 12:36 AM

00.36 Guardia di Finanza can still see 70 to 80 people on board including children and the elderly.

Rescue helicopter sees some in water

Jan 14, 2012 12:38 AM

00.38 Rescue helicopter sees many people on board and some in the water.

Schettino and officers in lifeboat

Jan 14, 2012 12:42 AM

00.42 Schettino and all his officers are in a lifeboat. Captain De Falco [in charge of Harbour MasterÕs office] orders them to get back on board to coordinate evacuation.

Helicopter lowers Air Force Officer

Jan 14, 2012 1:04 AM

01.04 Helicopter lowers an air force officer on board who reports 100 people still to be evacuated.

Officer confirms rope ladder safe to use

Jan 14, 2012 1:45 AM

01.45 Officer confirms rope ladder strung across the hull is safe to use.

De Falco orders Schettino back on board

Jan 14, 2012 1:46 AM - Jan 14, 2012 1:50 AM

01.46 De Falco orders Schettino back on board using rope ladder.

Three people hanging from prow

Jan 14, 2012 2:29 AM

02.29 Three people reported hanging from the prow of the ship.

Guardia di Finanza boards ship

Jan 14, 2012 2:53 AM

02.53 Guardia di Finanza boards ship using rope ladder and that Schettino had been seen heading towards port in a lifeboat.

Isola Del Giglio ferry has taken 600 people

Jan 14, 2012 3:05 AM

03.05 ÕIsola Del GiglioÕ ferry has taken a further 300 people on top of another 300 already evacuated and will now return to Porto Santo Stefano with five injured and three dead.

Police identify Schettino on quay

Jan 14, 2012 3:17 AM

03.17 Carabinieri identify Schettino on quay without detaining him.

40-50 people left

Jan 14, 2012 3:44 AM

03.44 Air force officer on board reports 40 to 50 people left to evacuate.

30 people left

Jan 14, 2012 4:22 AM

04.22 The number falls to 30.

Evacuation complete

Jan 14, 2012 4:46 AM

04.46 Evacuation complete.