Search resumes in cruise ship amid rough seas

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 16:26

Giglio: Rescuers have resumed searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner, but only in the above-water section.

Civil protection officials said on Sunday morning that for now divers would not swim into the submerged part of the vessel just off the port on the island of Giglio, because the sea was choppy.

Divers on Saturday pulled a woman`s body from a corridor near what had been an evacuation staging point. The death toll stands at 12, with 20 people missing, after the ship hit a reef on January 13.
So far, the Concordia`s fuel tanks are holding, but special crews are waiting for the end of rescue efforts so they can extract 2,200 metric tons (nearly half a million gallons) of heavy fuel.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 16:26

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