"According to the local coast guard, the ship has a 30-metre (100 ft) gash on its port side.
The Daily Mail showed images of a large gash with what appears to be a large rock lodged inside."
(*) "Costa" a British-American owned Italian cruise line
Costa Concordia at Piraeus, Greece
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Port of registry:||Genoa Italy|
|Ordered:||19 January 2004|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Sestri Ponente, Italy|
|Launched:||2 September 2005|
|Christened:||7 July 2006 |
|Acquired:||30 June 2006|
|In service:||July 2006|
|Out of service:||13 January 2012|
|Identification:||Call sign: IBHD
IMO number: 9320544
MMSI no.: 247158500
Emma Mærsk is the first container ship in the E-class of eight owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. When she was launched in 2006, Emma Mærsk was the largest container ship ever built. As of 2010, she and her seven sister ships are the longest container ships constructed and the longest ships currently in use, after the largest ship ever built, Seawise Giant, was permanently moored in 2004 and scrapped in 2010. Officially, Emma Mærsk is able to carry around 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) or 14,770 TEU depending on definition. In May 2010, the class set a record of 15,011 TEU in Tanger-Med, Tangiers on sister Ebba Mærsk.