The Costa Concordia Sinking: Inside the Epic Fight for Survival

Of course I saw the news when this happened, and I saw whenever there were updates in the news about it, but I didn't pay very close attention to it. In hindsight, I'm glad this article was written, because I had no idea the story was this riveting. Bryan Burrough, at Vanity Fair writes:

Another Night to Remember

When the Costa Concordia, a floating pleasure palace carrying 4,200 people, hit a rock off the Italian coast on January 13, it became the largest passenger ship ever wrecked, supplanting the Titanic in maritime history. From the moments when the captain made the first in a series of incredible blunders, through a harrowing night of mindless panic and deadly peril, in which rescuers and passengers improvised a massive evacuation and ordinary men emerged as heroes, Bryan Burrough reconstructs an epic fight for survival—in which all too many would perish. Instapaper this article, go fix yourself a drink, sit down on the couch and read.