Experts advise ending Concordia underwater salvage
Technicians work Friday near the wrecked ship Costa Concordia in front of Giglio island.
January 31st, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Experts advise ending Concordia underwater salvage

Technical experts directing the salvage operation aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship are recommending that the underwater part of the operation be called off because it is becoming too dangerous, Italy's civil protection agency said Tuesday.

The head of the operation, Franco Gabrielli, will make the final decision, but is unlikely to go against the recommendations of the technical experts, his office said.

The advice is based on safety concerns and follows consultations with relatives of the people still missing from the shipwreck and diplomats representing their countries, the civil protection agency said.

A total of 15 people remain missing after the cruise ship's collision with rocks off the coast of Tuscany on January 13. Seventeen bodies have been recovered. There were about 4,200 people on the cruise liner when it crashed.

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  1. chrissy

    Yep i know the feeling, sometimes its good to vent and let it out! Thank god for banasy! Lmao poor girl listens to my vents alot!

    January 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmk1953

      I started out posting Napolean XIV lyrics to voice my opinion about the rhoid. I guess I hit Banasy's funnybone and she looked them up to reply. The place where the nuts hunt the squirrels.

      January 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol well ty much banasy...sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you dont! Dont ask me why that popped into my head cuz i got no freakin idea! Musta been the combination of your comment and pmks lmao.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    pmk i would dearly love to know those lyrics! Although i do have a very good imagination lmao.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmk1953

      Chrissy, youtube Napolean XIV. These songs are on on album of novelty songs. They're corny, but sometimes they fit the situation. They came out around 1960 or so.

      January 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Ah oldies but goodies, my favorite kind! My mum sang alot when i was a kid so i prolly no them, ill have to check it out thanks.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    But for now im gonna leave you and banasy to deal with the rhoids while i have an ambien nite. Lol ta ta

    January 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy ©

    Yeah, I'm signing off, too.
    pmk1953, I can't tell you how happy you're back!
    Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow!

    January 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 4F

    In light of this terrible Italian cruise ship disaster, important reviews are needed. Not insignificant among these reviews is the one involving familiar phrases. These phrases need a review to see if they need to be revised or even deleted as a result of this accident:
    o Ship shape
    o Cruise control
    o Anchors aweigh
    o Safe harbor
    o Safe passage
    o Menu item: Upside down cake
    o Captains stay with their ships
    I’m your captain and I am here to help you

    February 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
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