One Indian on Italian Cruise missing: Krishna

S M Krishna said one Indian crew member on board Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia that tipped over off the Tuscan coast is missing.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2012, 18:04 PM IST

Bangalore: External Affairs Minister S M
Krishna on Monday said one Indian crew member on board Italian
cruise liner Costa Concordia that tipped over off the Tuscan
coast in Italy on Friday night is missing and efforts are on
to trace him.

"All of them have been rescued... only one Indian crew
member Rebello Russell Terrance is missing and has not been
traced yet," he told reporters here.

He said India is making efforts to trace Rebello and in
touch with his brother Kevin who has reached Italy. "We have
directed our Ambassador to Italy to visit the spot of the
tragedy. He is on his way there," he said.

The Ambassador has already deputed two officials to
assist Italian authorities to trace Terrance, Krishna said.
"We will share further information as and when we get it," he
said.

Krishna, however, said there was no information on
whether more Indian crew members or passengers were on board
Costa Concordia, which was carrying more than 4,200 people
when it hit a reef or rock near the Tuscan island of Giglio.

The Indian government has set up a control room in Rome
and New Delhi to coordinate rescue and relief operations.

At least 130 Indians were rescued on life boats yesterday
after Costa Concordia ran aground, leaving six dead, none of
whom were Indians.

PTI