This morning, dozens of divers resumed the search for the 21 people still missing after the sinking of the Concordia Cost Cruise after crashing against the coast of Tuscany.
Rescuers have stepped up operations, which have been difficult because of the winds and waves that hit the island and threaten the stability of the half-submerged cruise. The boat is at risk of sliding toward a cliff about 70 meters. Despite growing threats of the tide and the waves reach heights of seven feet, divers continue to work and it is believed that they will start to pump the fuel of the cruise.
On the other hand, the release of the captain, primarily responsible for the tragedy, has outraged relatives of the victims who have urged the Italian authorities that the ship captain, Francesco Schettino, “not go unpunished for what he has done “.
So far, eleven people have been confirmed dead, eight have been identified, and 26 people were missing for six days.