posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 05:44 AM
Here's my two cents worth. Here's a pic of the USS Cole after being hit by a torpedo.
Seems to me that the damage to the Costa Concordia bears an uncanny resemblance.
I haven't been able to find any images clearly showing the sort of damage that a reef would do to the hull, but it seems to me that it would likely be
more localized and elongated. To my eyes, the damage to the Concordia is more consistent with an impact perpendicular to the hull, rather than the
longitudinal tear which I would expect to see after striking a reef.
EDIT: Further pics show what definitely looks like reef damage. Here one can clearly see the long scrape marks that wren't evident in the earlier pic,
and even a massive chunk of the reef still lying inside the hull.
edit on 14-1-2012 by treesdancing because: Correction
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