Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Update: Divers Find 16th Body on Costa Concordia, 16 Still Missing

Rescuers searching the Costa Concordia found a body on Tuesday (January 24), bringing the number of confirmed dead from the maritime disaster to 16. The discovery leaves 16 people still missing.

COMMENT: Undersea salvage experts will begin siphoning fuel off the partially sunken liner before Saturday (January 28).

A class-action lawsuit will be filed in Miami against Costa and its parent company, Carnival Corp., the Italian consumer group Codacons said Saturday (January 21).

The suit, in collaboration with two US law firms, is "aimed specifically at getting compensation for all damages to the boat passengers." The class-action suit is open to passengers of any nationality.

The suit will request at least 125,000 euros (about US$160,000) per passenger.

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