On 13 January 2012, the Costa Concordia ran aground just off the Giglio Island’s shore. Most of the more than 4,200 passengers and crew were rescued and taken to the island, as well as to the mainland. At least 30 people died and 64 were injured. The people of the island rushed to help, providing hot drinks and blankets, and many opened their homes to the victims. The removal of the ship has been a slow process, but is expected to be completed later this year. I was amazed as to just how close the ship was to the rocky shore.