Featuring exclusive footage from inside the bridge, discover the truth at the heart of an unforgettable night of terror.
Revisit the Costa Concordia disaster of January 2012, in which 32 passengers died when the Italian cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Isola del Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea.
This compelling programme features footage filmed on the bridge of the doomed liner, including exclusive clips of the ship s captain, Francesco Schettino, seemingly oblivious to the extreme peril facing his ship and the 4,200 souls on board.
Schettino s delay in giving the order to abandon ship, coupled with the fact that he left the sinking vessel before many of his passengers and crew, has seen him become a figure of international controversy.
Discovery Channel s exclusive footage shows the captain on the bridge of the ship, amid growing confusion and alarm from his staff, failing to give the order to abandon ship and instead urgently asking for tug boats .
Featuring extraordinary eyewitness accounts and remarkable footage filmed by those caught up in this night of terror, as well as exclusive forensic analysis from marine experts investigating what went wrong, this dramatic programme ultimately reveals that, if not for a fortuitous change of wind direction, thousands more lives may have been lost.