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Italy / Cruise Ship Disaster #1012101

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The rescue efforts on the Carnival Cruise ship and the reasons why the ship's captain is under fire introduced.

(Rome: Chris Cuomo) New information about the action of the captain on the night of the crash of the Costa Concordia featured; audio of Capt. Francesco Schettino† and a Coast Guard official, who is critical of the captain, played and quoted. [Passengers Karen KOIS†, Lynn KAELING†- call the captain a coward.] [Two crew MEMBERS - comment.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Porto Santo Stefano, Italy: Lama Hasan) The search and rescue efforts by divers searching on the ship featured; scenes shown of the ship on its side and the divers blasting their way in. [Coast Guard cmdr. Cosimo NICASTRO†- says we may find other people.] [Missing Gerald and Barbara Heil's FRIEND - comments.] Concern the ship is slipping into deeper water noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Cuomo, Chris;
Hasan, Lama

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