Thursday, January 19, 2012


The video shows part of a performance, in happier times, by Antonello Tonna, the talented catanese pianist who survived the Costa Concordia disaster.  Signor Tonna told BlogSicilia that he had been working as an entertainer on cruise ships for many years but that, although he had previously survived a force 10 storm at sea, he had never witnessed anything like what happened off the Isola del Giglio last Friday night.  Clearly, he thought his last moment had come and he said he thought he was actually living scenes from Titanic.

I am sure that you will join me in sending good wishes to signor Tonna and all the survivors and that your hearts, like mine, go out to those who were lost or injured and their loved ones.

Antonello Tonna - Baia Taormina Hotel


Anonymous said...

Love the video. terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to those poor people and their families. I keep them in my prayers.

Betty said...

I heard some other survivors interviewed and they said the same thing...they thought of the Titanic. Such a horrible tragedy. Our son was on a cruise when I saw the pictures on TV and at first I didn't know where the accident took place. My heart raced a little faster until I heard it was off the Italian coast. What makes it especially tragic is that the whole thing could have been avoided if the ship had been where it was supposed to be. My heart goes out to the people that lost loved ones.

Rosaria Williams said...

It changes how we view cruising. So sorry for what they all endured.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Ann. Yes, I am thinking of them all the time, too. x Hi, Betty. You must have been very anxious. Yes, a tragic situation. Hi, Rosaria. Yes, it certainly does. I echo your thoughts.


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