Scenes from the cruise ship disaster

Updated
A close-up view of the damaged hull of the cruise ship as it lies stricken off the shore of the island of Giglio.
A close-up view of the damaged hull of the cruise ship as it lies stricken off the shore of the island of Giglio.
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We haven’t seen images like this since “Titanic,” starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Sadly, this cruise ship disaster is more of a reality show nightmare than movie.

A top Italian coast guard official, Marco Brusco, says 29 are still missing after Saturday’s shipwreck — a higher estimate than before. Six people are confirmed dead. A retired couple from Minnesota is among those still missing. Rescue divers are racing to find more survivors.

The Costa Concordia crashed into a reef off the Tuscan coast and capsized. Owners of the boat are placing blame on the captain. They say he steered the ship from its regular course, causing the emergency.

An oil removal ship pulling up next to the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy on Monday.An underwater photo released by the Italian Coast Guard on Monday.Costa Crociere general director Gianni Onorato covering his face during a news conference in Genoa, Italy on Monday.An Italian rescue scuba diver swimming inside the cruise ship Costa Concordia.

Scenes from the cruise ship disaster

Updated