Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain

    A photograph taken early on January 14, 2012 of the Costa Concordia after the cruise ship with more than 4,000 people on board ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio, and Italian island, last night. Three people died and several were missing Saturday after a cruise ship with more than 4,000 people on board ran aground and keeled over off an Italian island, sparking chaos as passengers scrambled to get off. The ship was on a cruise in the Mediterranean, leaving from Savona with planned stops in Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma, Barcelona and Marseille," the company said.   AFP PHOTO / STRINGER    (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Authorities have arrested the captain of a 4,200-passenger cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy Friday night, killing at least three people, with up to 70 still missing. The captain is being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship. Authorities were baffled as to why the ship didn't hail a mayday and only contacted them after an emergency evacuation was underway. The Costa Concordia hit a sand bank near the island of Giglio, sustained a 160-foot tear in its hull, and tipped into the cold water. Passengers said that the lights went out during dinnertime, and people rushed for lifeboats as the ship listed in a scene reminiscent of the film Titanic. Some survivors blamed the disorder on the crew, who they said lacked an emergency plan, but an angry crew member wanted to know why they were sailing so close to shore. Among the dead were two French tourists and one crew member from Peru.

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