Christ of the Deep Statue in St. George’s, Grenada - Encircle Photos

6 Christ of the Deep Statue in St. George’s, Grenada

This statue at the Carenage harbor recognizes the fate of the Bianca C. The Italian luxury cruise ship is often referred to as the Titanic of the Caribbean. In the very early morning of October 22, 1961, while the ship was anchored at St. George’s, a major explosion occurred in the boiler room. Local residents quickly manned their fishing boats to rescue nearly 700 passengers and crew (only one died). They created a makeshift hospital to care for the injured while welcoming others into their homes. The ship sunk two days later near Grand Anse Beach. In appreciation for the heroic efforts of the Grenadians, Costa Line gifted this statue named Christ of the Deep. The bronze is a replica of the Christ of the Abyss statue located underwater in the Mediterranean Sea near Genoa, Italy. Artist Guido Galletti created the original.

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Christ of the Deep, Wharf Road, St. George's, Grenada

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