The name Concordia was intended to express the wish for "continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations." That's why I only add here some photos of the casino-style interior which makes the ship rather a floating gambling city on water. It does not end here. The ship have had an incident in 2008 in Sicily. Then in 2010, the "Costa Concordia" provided the decadent setting for Jean-Luc Godard's film Film "Socialisme" And to top all this the main warning was at her launch in the Sestri Ponente ship yard on 2 September 2005: the champagne bottle failed to break. Owned by Carnival Corporation with total assets of 37.490 billion the Costa Concordia is not the biggest asset of the company. The costs to built this 290.20 metres long ship was just 450 million. A rescue would be much more expensive than if she simply slips a bit deeper into the bay and is out of sight... But a rescue would be really possible.
Another thing was also crossing my mind: While the captain of the salvaged "Costa Concordia" will probably be tried because he has apparently failed to coordinate the rescue efforts, others are being prosecuted because they have successfully rescued people in distress at sea as they were trying to leave the troubled civil war in Lybia for the Italian island of Lampedusa. Twisted relationships? Twisted law?