Costa Concordia 10 years later

It has been a decade since the cruise ship — the Costa Concordia — ran aground, killing 32 people on board.

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Italy marked the somber anniversary Thursday with a daylong commemoration that ended with a candlelight vigil to coincide with the time the ship hit a reef near the island of Giglio, The Associated Press reported.

A Mass was held at the same church that provided sanctuary for passengers on Jan. 13, 2012.

“I invite you to have the courage to look forward,” Grosseto Bishop Giovanni Roncari told those in attendance, the AP reported. “Hope doesn’t cancel the tragedy and pain, but it teaches us to look beyond the present moment without forgetting it.”

After the service, the families of the dead and the survivors of the sinking went to the rocks where the ocean liner sunk to its side and laid a wreath on the water.

The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, is in prison, sentenced to 16 years. He told the crew to take the ship closer to shore then delayed evacuation when the ship ran aground. He then left the ship before the rest of the 4,200 passengers and crew were able to do so.

It took two years for the ship to be floated upright and floated away to be scrapped in 2014, the AP reported.

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