Costa Concordia Ship Map
January 15, 2012 by staff
Costa Concordia Ship Map, Three survivors have been found on the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia, more than 24 hours after it ran aground off the Italian coast. An Italian crew member with a serious leg injury has now been airlifted to the mainland, hours after a South Korean couple were rescued. Three people are confirmed dead.
The captain has been arrested on suspicion of causing deaths. He denies claims by prosecutors that he left the ship before evacuation was complete. First officer Ciro Ambrosio has also been detained. The number of people unaccounted for has now fallen to 17, Tuscan regional official Enrico Rossi said. In all, more than 4.000 people were on the cruise ship when it got into difficulties on Friday night.
The ship’s operator, Costa Crociere, said the vessel had been following its regular course when it hit a submerged rock.
Captain Francesco Schettino insisted he had been last to leave the ship, and said the rock was not marked on his nautical chart.
“It indicated that there was water deep below,” he told Italian TV. “There shouldn’t have been such a rock.”
Police are investigating why the accident happened in calm conditions.
The third survivor rescued from the ship was airlifted to the mainland for hospital treatment
The honeymooning South Korean couple were located after rescuers heard voices from a cabin two decks down on the half-submerged ship late on Saturday. They were reached a few hours later.
The couple, both 29 years old, were both in good health when they were brought ashore.
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