Honeymooners Rescued From Cruise Ship
January 15, 2012 by staff
Honeymooners Rescued From Cruise Ship, Three people were killed when the liner struck rocks and sank off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night and around 40 more people are missing. Emergency services workers located a honeymooning couple stranded in one of the cabins above the water line, more than 24 hours after the Costa Cruises vessel ran aground.
The newlyweds, both in their late twenties, were helped from the half-submerged liner and taken ashore in the early hours of Sunday morning.
They were reported to be in good health, despite their ordeal.
Firefighters continued to search the liner cabin-by-cabin and have spoken to another survivor, although they have not yet rescued the passenger.
The Costa Concordia had more than 4,200 people onboard when it got into difficulties close to the island of Giglio just hours after it began its voyage.
A chaotic evacuation operation that lasted six hours followed and most of the passengers and crew made it safely to dry land.
Lucky escape: Newlyweds from South Korea are rescued (Picture: Reuters)
However, the bodies of two French holidaymakers and a Peruvian crew member were discovered and rescue workers fear the death toll could grow, as a number of people are still unaccounted for.
Italian prosecutors have arrested the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, and first officer, Ciro Ambrosio, on suspicion of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship before their passengers were safe.
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