Bridge recordings give that sinking feeling
Capt Francesco Schettino (pictured right): "350 to starboard, otherwise we go on the rocks!
"Hard to starboard. Midship. Port 10. Port 20. Hard to port."
Moments later the Costa Concordia hits rocks off Giglio, tearing a massive gash in its hull. It quickly starts taking on water.
Capt Schettino: "Close the watertight doors in the bow. Hard to port."
The ship then loses propulsion as its engine room floods.
First officer Ciro Ambrosio (second in command of the ship): "Hard to starboard."
Capt Schettino "Hard to port. Midship. Hard to starboard. Close the watertight doors in the engine room!" (© Daily Telegraph, London)