21 January 2012

Costa Concordia "black box" found:

cruise ship Costa Concordia leans after it ran aground off the coast of Isola del Giglio island, Italy, gashing open the hull and forcing some 4,200 people aboard to evacuate aboard lifeboats to the nearby Isola del Giglio island, early Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

(CBS News)  GIGLIO, Italy -- Police divers have recovered what they describe as a hard drive and two cameras from the bridge of the Costa Concordia.

Authotirites hope that will give them more information about exactly what happened the night of the accident a week ago, when the luxury ocean liner ran aground and capsized.

The search effort will concentrate on the ship's fifth level, where passengers would have gathered to go to life rafts, considered to be the most likely place to find the bodies still trapped in the wreck.

Demolition experts blasted several holes in the hull of the ship this morning to make access to the interior easier.

Source: CBS. ByAllen Pizzey. 21 January 2012

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