Originally Posted by capttb
Hadn't heard the cruise ship hit an un marked hazard. The picture I've attached makes it look like it was lighted pretty good.
Not sure if you are serious, but in case you are:
The picture you posted is the place where the ship was beached after the accident (the only thing the Capitan apparently did right!) to keep the ship from sinking. NOT the place it initially contacted the reef.
The initial damage is apparent on the other side of the hull which is now out of the water, complete with a huge boulder, embedded in the hull.
In depth (no pun intended!) discussion here:
No comments? skipper of the Concordia
Besides....as this unbelievable satellite view shows, even beached, the ship is not nearly as close to shore as your photo implies. Telephoto lenses can be very deceiving. Now..about those rocks in SF!