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Cruise Ship in Italy Runs Aground

I don’t usually post about non-Poptropica news, but have you heard about the cruise ship that ran aground in Italy last night? The ship, the Costa Concordia was carrying 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members when it ran aground near the coast of the island of Giglio. It’s a sad story because at least three people were killed and many more are still missing. The good news is that authorities think the missing might simply be unaccounted for and being treated at hospitals and shelters. There are as many as 70 people still missing from the ship.

It’s of course very rare for large cruise ships to sink and the timing is really strange for Poptropica fans because of the upcoming S.O.S. Island, in which you are on board a cruise ship that sinks in the North Atlantic. The creators originally planned this new island to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and I wonder if this tragedy in Italy will cause them to delay the launch of the new island.

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203 comments

  1. aww, what a tragic coincidence. 🙁

  2. you guys better not play that OHH FIRST COMMENT!!! game. is an inappropriate time to do that

  3. ikr.
    SECOND XD

  4. 5th
    how sad! all those ppl r missin!
    and the timing is a bit creepy

  5. That’s really creepy o.o

  6. why not play it ? and dont you guys find it a little bit strange that a cruise liner sunk on the 100th anniversary of the titanic?

  7. Jeff Kinney might use the incident for an advancement for S.O.S. island, poor people

  8. I was wondering, was this incident yesterday? If it was some psyco might have planned it for a stupid trick for Friday the 13th

  9. He could have srewed up the routes for each ship and made them miscalculate the way

  10. I doubt it would be like that. I mean, accidents do happen. I doubt Poptropica would do something like that.

  11. That is so sad

  12. i am new and not a member
    sigh

  13. that is sad

  14. its sad I wonder who are the missing people’s names

  15. its really sad

  16. I was thinking of making an arrow to the knee joke,then a cruise ship took a coast line to the hull

  17. you guys are gonna hate me for that comment, aren’t you?I was just lifting the mood,I personally cant stand being sad or being near a sad person,even online,and,weird as it is,I prefer to be planet-destroying furious than sad

  18. ._. too bad I don’t play skyrim.

  19. to people wats up?

  20. hoow dp u change ur picture?

  21. is ryuzaki japanese konichiwa ! watashinihongoshitemasu! 😛

  22. funny and sad at the same time in a way.

  23. Cae315 do u have a Google+?

  24. i found your joke funny ryuzaki

  25. sorry crazy scorpion, didn’t see u there, so i’m 3rd

  26. L,i love your ”arrow to the knee” 😆
    Okay, thats a drop-dead coincidence.. And thats sooo sad for the families of the passengers and crew,But!… Im agree with Ryuzaki.I prefer be a world-famous murder than sad! Isnt our concern 🙁

  27. Its these times when your glad you learned how to swim…in the dark.

  28. L i found ur joke offense becuz my great aunt is missing from that boat gramma calld and told me NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR JOKES L

  29. And people ask my mom why she doesn’t want to go on a cruise.

  30. I think I just noticed a pattern, sourcandy constantly agrees with me(accept for the sugar thing),and poptropfan often irritates me,its officially a pattern

  31. and yes,if we can seriously draw anything from this,never go on a cruise boat,they always sink at some-point

  32. oh and I just got my sonic screwdriver of the tenth and ninth doctor ( David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston)from thinkgeek, I might put a video about it on YouTube,though I don’t want to become an video reviewer for products and what not,I already made a death note review for my death note replica, check it out if you want,name is Legomaster931

  33. ? im so confussed about what u said L

  34. and you need to lighten up poptropfan,what is being upset gonna do about this case,don’t misunderstand,I’d be upset to,but I’d MAKE myself feel better because being upset has a really bad affect on me,I start to stay in my room,my grades fall,and I become very irritable and rude to adults,including teacher(shouldn’t tell you how bad that is,you’ll get in trouble pretty quick like that in my school)

  35. you wont get it if you dont watched doctor who

  36. the 3rd 1 and i think i no y sourcandy agrees with u 24/7 not gonna say y do

  37. L MY GREAT AUNT IS LOST HOW CAN I CHILLOUT IDK ABOUT U BUT I DONT JOKE AROUND IN A FAMILY/LIFE CRSIS I DONT UNDER REACT

  38. could someone talk to me

  39. i really want to have membership

  40. not trying to be mean just saying

  41. my name is eva does anyone know me

  42. just say yes or no

  43. i am sorry about your great aunt

  44. thank u eva and no sorry

  45. lets talk together

  46. where are you going and when will you be back

  47. anbody want to talk

  48. oh yeah the my comment on the goht story thing, I meant cool!, you know its out like I really want to play it.

  49. Yeah, I have a Google+, Drake. Why?

  50. I’m not an idiot,I know what you think poptropfan

  51. and your grammar and spelling is terrible and progressively gets worse poptropfan

  52. hello everyone

  53. im grey Icicle
    on Poptropica

  54. i choose 2 spell that way

  55. hi i want to talk to someone and my name is eva does anyone know me

  56. by the way i am new

  57. evamarie rockstar

    i want membership

  58. hi everybody i am new

  59. please talk to me

  60. if you people to talk to you then be patient

  61. you like 5 times in a row

  62. ugh, srry i meant you comment like 5 times in a row

  63. do you have membership

  64. i use to have one but it already exspired:(

  65. i am not patient

  66. what do you want to talk about

  67. don’t know what do you want to talk about

  68. i do not have member but are you homeshcolled

  69. night longer where are youu

  70. oh sorry i was doing something

  71. are you homeshcolled

  72. i have to eat dinner brb

  73. cause ithought u were mad at me then left

  74. no i am not homeshcolled

  75. what is your bedtime

  76. are you still there

  77. night longer are you there

  78. Hey guys! This news is very interesting! I cannot wait for S.O.S. to come out for members! It seems like such a fun island. I do not think that they based it off of the Titanic, it says in the daily POP that it is the Pequod, the ship that sank Moby Dick.
    If you look in the trailer for the S.O.S. island, you will see a whale. I think that is Moby Dick….

  79. Also guys, if you look at yahoo news, you will amazing photos of the boat capsizing.
    I pray for all the people who were wounded or died. It is very tragic. 🙁 It reminds me of the Titanic….

  80. i thought your eating dinner

  81. wait when can we talk agian

  82. how about tommorow like in the after noon i sleep at 11:40

  83. what time in the afternoon

  84. wait what about around 2

  85. Eva,you seem nice,but if you want people to like you STOP constantly bugging them,we were all new once,but now we all talk to each other all the time,if you just sit and offer opinions were you need to,you begin to sort of”sink in”until your accepted as a regular member,than many people talk to you and its kinda like you became part of a new family almost

  86. We’re all sorry about your great aunt, poptropfan. We’re just trying to make you feel better.

  87. he is basically trying to tell you not to comment so much, it isn’t supposed to be a chat, more of a discussion.

  88. yeah, you mention that like 7 times

  89. what are we discussing

  90. You know, you should be expecting a Neat Hopper, or Bashful Cloud to welcome you onto Poptropica Secrets

  91. what is are discussion

  92. Ok, but just stick to the main conversation, and people will get to know you as time passes. By the way, welcome to Poptropica Secrets, Eva.

  93. what is the conversation

  94. wait a minute eva you 8?

  95. I’m 11 since the 8th. (F.Y.I. Night Longer is sorta new, he’s probably been on this site for a few weeks.)

  96. why didnt she answer

  97. just to let you know im a boy

  98. Ok, I’ll give you a topic to start off on: S.O.S. Island

  99. p.s. really sry about your aunt poptropfan

  100. i want membership so i can play sos island

  101. sos island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  102. I got the membership card at Target today but my mom wouldn’t buy it for me! Curses! **** her *****ing ***!

  103. Why are those pictures that aren’t even me showing up? >:-( 🙁

  104. now my little 11 year old sister will never understand what im saying woo!

  105. Yes L, its strange..Im agree with you ever D: I think you are a R.A.D like me (Regular Attribute Dogder)
    Welcome Eva! You are the youngest girl in this page, really?

  106. poptropfan! You complain of everything! When i said ”God! why you dont kill Justin?” you complain of that.. L said that joke you of complain it.. And you mentioned me in a comment but i read ”asgfjhagsjfsdg sourcandy sgjfdfsfgfjd jdgjasgdj” I really dont understand you write.. And thats isnt because i talk spanish.. its because you write so strange! Be sweet and improve your grammar please:)

  107. You writed this poptropfan: ”the 3rd 1 and i think i no y sourcandy agrees with u 24/7 not gonna say y do” I dont understand ,really, explain it :/

  108. i am 8 so i guess so sour candy

  109. am i the youngest in here ps i am 8

  110. Hey, eva!
    Do you like harry potter?

  111. hi guyz wats up i don live in the west but i live on the north east of china

  112. Yes, and the sad part is the captain of the ship (as I heard) hid the fact the ship was sinking from the passengers by telling them it was just an electric failure.

  113. can you read this 婆哦他日哦批i才阿

  114. golosinas ácidas Me refiero a la tercera observación que L publicado y creo que sé por qué estar de acuerdo con u L todo el tiempo y que “sólo estoy preocupado por mi tía y por alguna causa justa L bromas sobre su ofensiva mi tía podría estar muerto y L SOLO SABER SUS BROMAS EN MEDIA Y OFENSIVA KINDA mataría L DECIR IM lo de su tía its spanish for you sour candy

  115. sourcandy i am having so trouble finding that ad can you help me?

  116. Oh, and eva, you should just wait for people to reply. Try not to ask for peolpe to talk to you, because they might have left to do something else. =)

  117. poptropfan,I do joke allot,but I didn’t mean any offense to you,though I wont formally apologize to you,because I hate saying sorry,I implied it in this sentence

  118. And sourcandy, poptropfan meant – the third one, and I think I know why sourcandy agrees with you 24/7 but I’m not going to say why, though.

  119. And yes Eva, you are the youngest one here.

  120. Eva, yes you are the youngest one here.

  121. That didn’t work right….

  122. That’s tragically coincidential. 🙁

  123. actually i am an italian and i saw it on the italian news, it started like this:it was 21:45 and the boat hit a very big rock and all of a sudden there was a blackout and everybody started to freak out , the captain said that every body should stay calm because there were just “electrycall problems” ,27 minutes later the boat starts to incline 45° degrees on the right,the captain knew there was a problem so he trew himself in sea and swimmed to the beach , the passengers started to wear the life jackets most of them were rescued and many trew themselfs in the ocean -they arrested the captain and they say for now that there are a total of:7 are dead and there are 29 missing a real tragedy 🙁 🙁

  124. I thought EIGHT people died.

  125. So little birdy ya think you will be offended when they release the island or anytrhing im filipino but my family has crossed around the world my Famliy tree is big som i understand it man

  126. @Night Longer:
    I am Chinese and your not making any sense at all. 😛

  127. heyo people

    1\

  128. wow,that is tragic. -takes a moment of silence-

  129. Hoi guys…i haven’t been on this in a while. Am i the only one trying to read NIght Longer’s messages?? Well, read isn’t the right word. More like Google translate. Yep. So..what’s up? ._.

  130. L : I know the guy in your pic. It’s L. ha.ha.

  131. Death Note fan…..lol.

  132. OH. And that’s a tragedy. Sad 🙁

  133. RUZAKI WAT UP WITH U?

  134. sorry my sis is upset with someone here soz people now everyone help me please. UGH MY SIS IS ANOYING SHE IS A STUPID MORAN HEAD AND WHO EVER LIKES ME SAY I IF U R A BOY sorry she likes cap locks alot

  135. Oh. Some creative words you used there.

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  137. I heard that the captain was trying to impress everyone by sailing close to the shore and saluting his family.AND he’s crashed a ship before!

  138. tgif! i love dogs

  139. I didnt know about this
    This was on my birthday!!!!!

  140. Wow that is SUCH bad timing…

  141. now the people that are dead are 14 🙁

  142. OMG when i was 6 I was on this ship, i would never imagine that costa concordia will sink

  143. OMG stands for oh my god nicoletti. by the way OMG you r a geek. hope u wernt on that ship that sank.

  144. eva the 8 year old kid

    i am glad you were not on there

  145. heyyyyyyyyyyy can someone help meh wit skullduggery island its soooo hard i got two crew membas and a bigg ship butt i be at debt i owe the bank like $40,000!!!!

  146. That is sad what happened to the ship.

  147. It’s really sad, cause my best friends cousins were on that ship.
    Thankfuly, most of them got out……but 2 are missing
    My besties been depressed for a long time….:(
    Please pray for her cousins and every one on that ship

  148. OH MY GOSH I THINK THAT IS WHAT S.O.S ISLAND IS BASED OFF OF EXCEPT WON HIT ROCK AND WON HIT ICE WOW WAY TO MAKE AN ISLAND POPTROPICA