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.