Search-and-rescue operations aboard the stranded Costa Concordia resumed Thursday—and a Coast Guard spokesman said the ship has stabilized. Recovery efforts for the more than 20 people who remain missing ground to a halt a day earlier as the cruise ship shifted. According to the spokesman, divers are using microexplosives to breach the ship’s hull and continue the search. Salvage operators are on hand to pump fuel from the ship’s tanks to avoid an environmental disaster. Eleven people have officially been declared dead, and another 29 are considering missing. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest and has been accused by prosecutors of fleeing the ship while evacuations were ongoing.
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