2012 Grounding of Costa Concordia

In January 2012, the Costa Concordia was grounded in Italy after the ship collided with a rock. Following the grounding, MONGOOS was requested to offer forecasting models in the framework of the MAU.
Coordinates Lat.  42.37, Long.  10.93
Date 13 January 2012
Country Italy
Location Tuscany
Cause Grounding
Oil type Heavy fuel oil
Quantity spilled

On 13 January 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a submerged rock near the island of Giglio, Tuscany. The ship capsized hours later. 30 people were killed and 2 people were missing.

The ship’s tanks contained 2,400 tonnes of heavy fuel oil. Oil spill response equipment and a vessel were deployed around the wreck as a precaution. Oil drift simulations were performed to prepare for a possible spill at sea.

The defueling operations for the wreck were conducted. The fuel tanks were emptied first. The rest of the fuel and other oils were all removed.