Rough seas are preventing search teams from looking for more victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy today. 11 people are confirmed dead and more than twenty are still missing. The disgraced captain of the cruise ship, Francesco Schettino, is being held under house arrest. He abandoned the boat when it ran aground off the coast of Italy last Friday. The Italian Coast Guard ordered him to return to the ship but he declined, leaving passengers and crew to fend for themselves.
Megan Williams; journalist and writer based in Rome
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