By now you’ve likely heard all about the wreck of the Costa Concordia, the cruise liner crashed off the Tuscan coast last Friday, killing at least 11 passengers.
DigitalGlobe has since captured aerial imagery of the site of the wreck, which can be found in their gallery or viewed below.
I’ve added that image to Google Earth as an image overlay, which you can view by downloading this KML file.
Another great way to view the ship is thanks to Paul van Dinther from PlanetInAction.com. A few years ago we showed you the amazing collection of cruise ships that Paul created for CleanCruising.com.au. One of the ships that Paul created for that project happened to be the Costa Concordia.
Since he had a 3D model of the ship and the skills to make some great tours, Paul put together this short video showing a bit about what happened.
Thanks to the generosity of the folks at CleanCruising.com.au, they’ve allowed Paul and PlanetInAction.com to release a full KMZ file of the stricken ship, which you can download in this KMZ file. Paul’s model is amazingly accurate, and he includes various notes in the file to show the path of the ship.
Great work, Paul!