KARWAR: It was a rebirth for three youngsters from Karwar, who escaped from the jaws of death when cruise liner Costa Concordia ran aground and capsised in the Tyrrhenian sea near the west coast of Italy on January 13. For their family members, it was the end of the trauma.
Tony Fernades and Wilson Fernandes, both from Chendiye village and Zavier D’Costa of Makheri village, returned home safely on Sunday and narrated their nightmarish experience.
It was around 9 pm on January 13, when the crew members noticed that the ship was drifting from its route. But no one dared to report it to the Captain. By 9.30 pm there was a big bang as the ship hit a huge rock.
At 11.45 pm the Captain gave the abandonment signal, but too late. Wrong judgment by the Captain caused the disaster, they said.