It was the world’s top story for a week or so in January. A cruise ship hit the rocks and capsized in Giglio Porto, Italy. Among the dead was a couple from White Bear Lake.
Whatever happened to the ship?
It’s still there.
It’s after dark on New Year’s Eve in Giglio Porto, but the local newspaper provides this ongoing webcam shot of one of the largest salvage operations the world has ever seen.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.