Get ready for the premiere of the first U.S. documentary detailing the cruise ship disaster in a moment-by-moment account, told primarily through the eyes of those who experienced it. We will weave together in-depth stories from passengers and staff on board as well as Coast Guard rescuers with stunning home video (some never before seen on U.S. television) and CGI to reconstruct the sinking of the Costa Concordia as it happened.
Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories outlines the chaos of the day, including the passengers’ calls to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard’s calls to the ship, the ship’s response that there was a blackout but that it was under control, and the continued announcements that everything was fine. Nearly one hour after the impact, the captain calls an emergency on board.
Hear the panicked stories as passengers and crew describe the scramble to get on to the last remaining lifeboats, jumping off and swimming frantically to shore, those waiting for helicopter rescue, the Coast Guard’s search for survivors, and the outrage over the captain’s abandoning ship.
In this preview clip, there are no more deployable life rafts after the abandon ship announcement and the Captain has fled his sinking ship leaving passengers and crew to figure out how to escape their watery fate.
For more videos, visit the Italian Cruise Ship Disaster video playlist.