Luisa Antonio Virzi
Died In Costa Concordia Sinking
Carnival's Costa Concordia - January 13, 2012
Luisa Antonio Virzi, 49, from Italy died aboard Carnival Corp's, Costa Cruises' Costa Concordia when the cruise ship grounded off the coast of Giglio, Italy on Friday the 13, January 13, 2012.
Virzi was on board with her friend Maria Grazia Trecarichi who also died aboard. The two women were traveling with Trecarichi's daughter, Stephanie, and her boyfriend Andrea Ragusa who were rescued.
The captain of Concordia took the cruise ship too close to shore, it grounded on a reef, ripping a massive hole in the hull of the ship, leaving a huge rock embedded in the hull. Lower compartments began to flood, causing the ship to list severely.
The full case page for the incident is here