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Italy / Cruise Ship Disaster #1012001

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 15, 2012
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Porto Santo Stefano, Italy: Lama Hasan) The aftermath of the accident on the cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground Friday night featured; scenes shown of the search for survivors, the listing ship near shore off Tuscany, Italy, video from the ship; details given of the timeline of what happened to the damaged ship and the arrest of the captain. [Passenger Nick TALLY†- describes what happened.] The ongoing search for survivors discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) A look from below the cruise ship and from outside the gashed ship presented; scenes shown of the damages after the crash.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The safety procedures not followed on the cruise ship reviewed; scenes shown of the ship on its side and the gash; details given about how accidents should be handled and the delay in abandoning ship. [USCG CWO Aaron VANHUYSEN†- says cruise ships have redundancies of backup systems.] Diagrams of safety measures shown.

Muir, David;
Hasan, Lama;
Stark, Lisa

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