Costa Concordia: Body of a woman located inside the cruiseship.

Costa Concordia: Body of a woman located inside the cruiseship.

Genoa : Italy | Jan 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM PST
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From the stern of the "Costa Concordia" one more body was recovered. The hopes to recover 20 survivors from the Costa Concordia are still missing, continued to fall.

After a day break from the continued search of missing, the divers were able to recover another body of the victim of Costa Concordia disaster from the aground wreck of new titanic. Italian rescue services today had located the body of a woman from the wreckage of the cruise Costa Concordia, which sank 13 days ago in the waters of the island of Giglio, on the coast of Tuscany, as confirmed by the Coast Guard.

After the wreck had stabilized, the divers in the "Costa Concordia" were able to return. In the rear of the cruise ship, they found the body of a woman after Special Forces had created new approaches to the ship of the Italian Navy on Saturday morning with targeted explosions. Thus, at least twelve people have died in the accident. 20 more, more than half of them Germans, are still missing.

Specialists from the Italian Navy today opened new avenues of access, by using explosive charges within the bridge 5 of the remains of Costa Concordia cruise. These new openings in the structure of the ship allow divers to continue their inspections of the ship in an area where, according to several testimonies of survivors, many passengers were at the time of the evacuation, reported by Italian media.

No time limit for the rescue.

The hope of finding more survivors fades rapidly. The Coast Guard maintains a survival in the wreck, even if it still has air somewhere, is unlikely because of the low temperature. The head of the Italian Civil Defence, Franco Gabrielli, said the situation was "incredibly complex". But there was no time limit for the use of rescue teams. Meanwhile, tickets would create the ship and drawn on the basis of witness accounts, the last known movements of people still missing. So hope they have the ability to seek targeted, said the head of the crisis team. For the divers, the search was difficult because the cabin doors were often blocked by furniture.

To avert a looming environmental disaster, should be decided until Sunday evening, as the more than two million liters of fuel - especially heavy oil - can be pumped, said Gabrielli. Everything possible must be tried to save the islanders an environmental tragedy.

Giglio is in the State of emergency.

The Italian Government had decided the State of emergency Friday evening for the area around the scene. Thus, fast help and extra money to tackle the crisis should be allowed.

According to official figures of Giglio the "Costa Concordia", which earlier got threatened to slip into deeper waters, is more stable before. There she was gone a week ago, late on Friday with more than 4,200 people on board struck on a rock and capsized.

Source:, BBC

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Official death toll now stands at 12, with 20 people missing after the cruise liner hit rocks off the coast of Italy. "In Photo:The Costa Concordia on her starboard side showing a rock embedded in the port side of her damaged hull". Image Source Creative Commons:(
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