Italian cruise ship survivors found

15th Jan 2012
Italian cruise ship survivors found

Three survivors have been found on the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground on Friday night.

A 29 year old couple from South Korea who were on their honeymoon were found just hours earlier in their cabin, according to reports.

The captain of the ship has now been arrested after he left the ship before the evacuations had been completed.
Three people died and 30 were injured after the cruise ship that ran aground near to the island of Giglio, off Italy on Friday night.

There were 3,200 passengers of British, French and Italian nationality onboard including 1,000 crew.

The Costa Concordia had been sailing across the Mediterranean Sea, starting from Civitavecchia with scheduled calls to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo.


In a statement, Costa Cruises said: “Our first thoughts go to the victims and we would like to express our condolences and our closeness to their families and friends.

It is thought that the ship hit a large rock before it turned on its side. The president of Costa Cruises has revealed that the company is working with the Italian authorities to get to the bottom of what happened.

In response to the complaints of some passengers that the evacuation was dis-organised, it added: “Crew
members on board are professionally trained and they took all the necessary actions to assist our guests and help them to evacuate the ship.”
“The position of the ship has worsened, making it more complicated to complete the last part of the evacuation. Unfortunately, there has been some victims and missing persons.”


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