Ship Search Gets Complicated

    Divers work near the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia on January 22, 2012 off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Nine days after the tragedy, which left 12 dead and 21 missing when the luxury Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off Giglio Island with 4,229 people from 60 countries on board, fresh reports on the cause of the tragedy emerged.  AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)


    As the death toll from the Costa Concordia shipwreck hits 13, more potentially damning evidence against the company has emerged. Italian officials said Sunday that there may have been several unregistered passengers aboard the ship. Italian news media, meanwhile, released part of a leaked interrogation with the ship’s captain, where he says he piloted the ship near the shore under orders from the company as part of a publicity stunt—what he calls a “recurring practice.” As if that weren’t enough, another portion of the transcript reportedly reveals that the captain says the wooden lifeboats used to ferry people to shore were so cumbersome that they may have hit—and “broken”—a few heads during the disorderly evacuation. Costa Cruises has denied all allegations.

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