Update: Third Survivor Found On Stricken Cruise Ship

Updated at 5:50 a.m. ET:

Reuters reports that teams are painstakingly checking thousands of rooms on the Costa Concordia for the nearly 40 people still missing after the huge vessels foundered and keeled over with more than 4,000 n board, killing at least three and injuring 70.

Reuters adds:

The task is akin to searching a small town - but one tilted on its side, and largely in darkness and submerged in freezing water. Scores of divers were taking part.

Just after dawn on Sunday, a team made voice contact with a third survivor still on board the ship. "We are doing the impossible to reach this person," coastguard spokesman Luciano Nicastro told Italian television.

After midnight, rescue workers had found the two South Koreans still alive in a cabin, after locating them from several decks above, and brought them ashore, looking dazed but unharmed.

The captain of the luxury 114,500-tonne ship, Francesco Schettino, was under arrest and accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, Italian police said.

At least three people are dead and at least two injured people are reported in grave condition after a luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany.

The Italian coast guard says there's concern there may be more deaths.

Officials say a painstaking search of the ship's interior is under way to see if anyone might have been trapped inside. Some crew members remained aboard the listing ship to help.

The grounding gashed the hull of the ship carrying about 4,200 people.

Officials say helicopters are evacuating some people still aboard the Costa Concordia liner near the Tuscan island of Giglio.


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  • by uknowit on Jan 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT....
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      by D on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:55 PM in reply to uknowit
      I agree uknowit-hahahahahahaha
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      by obamanot on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:59 PM in reply to uknowit
      No it is not!He would have done the same thing too though,and uknowit!
    • reply
      by BLAH on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM in reply to uknowit
      I'll try again.It is not obamas fault.He would have done the same thing and uknowit.
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 14, 2012 at 07:15 PM
    may want to change the headline to "ship aground ON italy". another 100 feet and the passengers could have walked to shore.
  • by LS Location: Greenville on Jan 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    Saw this on the news today. I truly am sympathetic to the passengers and agree the Captain is negligent and should be prosecuted. BUT, the interviewed were complaining that they had no instruction and didn't know what to do. They looked like the same people who complain in security lines at airports and then ignore attendants giving safety briefings on the plane. You really think they would have paid attention if they WERE given a briefing on the ship? And a drill would be out of the question. OMG! These whiners are perfect examples of people not accepting some responsibility for themselves. Grow up!
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      by amy on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM in reply to LS
      I know what you mean. Seems like I always get stuck in line by a whiner stomping their feet because they have a plane to catch as if they are the only ones in the airport that do. On the national news though, they said the ship had only just left port a couple hours before and they had not had any safety drills or instruction at that point.
  • by Chris Location: New Bern on Jan 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    Why does a ship wreck with, at worst, 100 deaths draw comparisons the the 'Titanic'? How self absorbed is our society?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    You would think they would have spent $150.00 for a depth finder.
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      by voter on Jan 14, 2012 at 07:19 PM in reply to pete
      or look out the window for free. no one wondered why tree branches were scraping the wheel house windows?
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    With ocean maps, depth-finders, and sonar signals, I don't understand how these ship captains can't navigate these areas.
  • by YAY on Jan 14, 2012 at 06:11 AM
    I see a new movie in the future. Dicaprio is gonna be good in this one.
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