Italian cruise ship`s "unlucky" history

The Costa Concordia has made world headlines since hitting a rock and running aground off the west coast of Italy.

Rome: When the Costa Concordia was launched on September 02, 2005, the traditional bottle of champagne hurled against the luxury cruise ship`s side failed to break - a sign seafarers consider to be a harbinger of bad luck.

On November 22, 2008, the ship tried to enter the port of Palermo, Sicily in a storm and was damaged when it hit the dock.

The Costa Concordia has made world headlines since hitting a rock and running aground off the west coast of Italy, killing at least three people and leaving about 40 still missing.

The date of the incident was Friday the 13th, a day some consider unlucky.

"It was born bad and ended up worse," the Italian newspaper Il Giornale said in a headline on Sunday.

Bureau Report

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