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Italy / Cruise Ship Disaster #1012035

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 16, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) New video from the cruise ship that nearly sank off the coast of Italy introduced; scenes shown of the human chain on the ship.

(Porto Santo Stefano, Italy: Lama Hasan) The aftermath of the accident on the cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground Friday night featured; details given of the arrest of the captain, who deviated from the planned course; scenes of underwater searches for survivors, virtual view of the crash and video from inside the ship shown. [Three PASSENGERS - describe what happened.] [Rescue LEADER - says the conditions are difficult.] [Voice of daughter Sarah HALL†- talks about her missing parents and their travel.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The issue of the safety of cruise ships examined; details given about how the crews must show safety procedures and what happened on the Italian ship. [University of Greenwich Ed GALEA†- comments on conditions and what passengers should know.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The comparisons of the Concordia and the Titanic, that sank 100 years ago, presented; scenes and photos shown.

Sawyer, Diane;
Hasan, Lama;
Stark, Lisa

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