Six people have died after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground on the Italian coast friday night. Italian coast guard officials say the number of people missing from the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has risen to 29.
According to authorities, there are 12 Germans amonng the 15 people. The last body was found inside the ship: he had the safe jaket but he remained trapped into a cabin, out of the water.
In a first moment it is belived there were no oil spill pollution. But the risks are related to changing weather conditions. It needs at least some weeks to remove the fuel from the tanks.
Today was claimed the enviromental risk. The purser Giampedroni Manrico, 57 years yesterday, is extracted from the hull with a broken leg. “I never stopped hoping,” says the purser. He saved many people. Aggravated the position of Commander subject to arrest on charges of manslaughter: mayday was never launched. The Coast Guard ordered him: “Come back on board”, but he didn’t. The Costa Cruises recognizes these errors.
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Inside Costa Concordia ship rescue panic as it sinks on film
A video filmed by passengers on the stricken cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has captured the panic as rescuers try to bring them to safety.