January 24th, 2012
09:17 AM ET

Costa Concordia rescuers find 16th body

Rescuers searching the stricken Costa Concordia found a body on bridge 3 Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed dead from the wreck to 16, civil protection officials said.

The discovery leaves about 16 people still missing from among the roughly 4,200 aboard the cruise liner - about 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members - at the time of the collision with rocks off the island of Giglio.

The vast majority fled the ship safely, if under chaotic and frightening conditions, according to survivors.

Undersea salvage experts will not start siphoning fuel off the partially sunken liner before Saturday, the man in charge of the operation said Tuesday.

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  1. Bouna Sera' Wine Bar

    The GCC's plan to unite all regional states that surround the Persian Gulf is evident. Furthermore; Iraq will be brought back in the loop after being discontinued from certain GCC-related instat i tions since they actually have a sliver of coastline. Yemen is poised to join the GCC in 2016.

    off topic: I'd like to see the "Gulf Cup of World Nations compete on a world wide level.

    January 24, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rick's Cafe

    I think that the 16 are dead by now. This is sad. I feel for the families.

    Bouna Sera' Wine Bar, I think your whole post is off-topic, but that;s ok.

    January 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gregg

      I think some will be found in an airtight compartment close to a restaurant ..I just get a feeling...

      January 28, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |


    January 25, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. trey

    that was crazy

    January 25, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Adriana

    I agree with you. I don't know anybody who jokes like that UNLESS they are self-avowed hesomoxuals, or have some suppressed desreis that are now just surfacing. Either way it's disguisting! Now I love watching two attractive women go at it, but the thought of two dudes turns my stomach. Even somebody as handsome as Greg Plitt, who I think we all can agree, has a fantastic body.

    July 14, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |