|Port of registry:||Genoa, Italy|
|Ordered:||19 January 2004|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Sestri Ponente, Italy|
|Cost:||€450 million (£372 million, US$570 million)|
|Launched:||2 September 2005|
|Christened:||7 July 2006|
|Acquired:||29 June 2006|
|Maiden voyage:||14 July 2006|
|In service:||July 2006|
|Out of service:||13 January 2012|
|Fate:||Capsized and sank in 2012 off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany. Salvaged in 2015 and subsequently scrapped.|
|Status:||Scrapped in Genoa, Italy|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Concordia-class cruise ship|
|Beam:||35.50 m (116 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)|
|Depth:||14.18 m (46 ft 6 in)|
- 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46C
- 76,640 kW (102,780 hp) (combined)
- 19.6 knots (36 km/h; 23 mph) (service)
- 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph) (maximum)
Costa Concordia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkɔsta konˈkɔrdja]) was a Concordia-class cruise ship built in 2004 by the 's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy and operated from 2005 until 2012 by Costa Crociere (a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation). It was wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on 13 January 2012 due to a collision with a submerged rock; the ship capsized hours later and was subsequently declared a total loss. The wreck was salvaged and then towed to the port of Genoa where scrapping operations began. The name Concordia was intended to express the wish for "continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations."
Costa Concordia was the first of the Concordia-class cruise ships, followed by similar ships Costa Serena, Costa Pacifica, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa, and Carnival Splendor built for Carnival Cruise Lines. When the 114,137 gross tonnage (GT) Costa Concordia and its sister ships entered service, they were among the largest ships built in Italy until the construction of the 130,000 GT Dream-class cruise ships.
On 13 January 2012 at 21:45, Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio. This tore open a 50 m (160 ft) gash on the port side of her hull, which soon flooded parts of the engine room cutting power from the engines and ship services. With water flooding in and the ship listing, she drifted back towards the island and grounded near shore, then rolled onto her starboard side, lying in an unsteady position on a rocky underwater ledge. The evacuation of Costa Concordia took over six hours and of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been aboard, 32 died.