Since the cruise liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy nearly a week ago, each day brings a new twist to the story. At least 11 people are dead and 21 are missing. The captain was arrested for abandoning the ship as others died. The terrifying passenger accounts of finding lifeboats evoke comparisons to the Titanic. Hear from the people involved in the disaster...
The passenger — Georgia Ananias was one of the last survivors on board. She described the event as “everything you'd see on the Titanic and worse”. One family, thinking they were about to die, asked her to save their child and handed their baby to her. Georgia looked at her husband, thinking it was the end, and returned the child to the family. See the rest of Georgia’s story below.
The captain — Captain Francesco Schettino has come under fire for the decisions he made during the emergency. He said that the rock he hit was not on his chart. Audio of his conversation with the Italian coast guard revealed that he was ordered to get back on board the ship. His ever-changing story has raised eyebrows. Now Anderson Cooper reports that this is not the first time this very ship has gone dangerously close to the coast. See the route the ship took just a few months ago.
The divers — Emergency responders have worked around the clock to rescue survivors and ensure everyone's safety. On the first night, the Coast Guard took infrared video of the passengers scrambling to leave the sinking ship. Rescue diving expert Butch Hendrick described how a rescue dive works. He then talked to Anderson Cooper about the incredible underwater footage of the rescue and salvage efforts for the Costa Concordia.