Costa is back in the news with a widely reported incident where the Costa Pacifica cruise ship violently struck a piling in the Port of Marseille this morning. The cruise ship sustained a gash of around 8 meters long, which luckily is above the waterline.
Costa down-played the incident stating that the damage was just a few feet long and would not delay the cruise ship's itinerary.
The damage to the Costa Pacifica is very similar to damage to the Costa Classica. Read our article two years ago: New Photographs Reveal Extent of Damage to Costa Classica.