With more rough weather predicted over the weekend, rescue workers have had to put their search for survivors and victims on hold while they wait for safer search conditions. With the sea pounding the capsized Costa Concordia, even the slightest movement could trap rescue workers inside the ship, adding more drama to an already tragic event in the Italian sea.
With at least 21 people still missing from the ship, and several of the 11 bodies recovered from the wreck already buried, little hope is had that any more survivors will be found.
Last Friday, January 13, the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground just off the coast of the Giglio, a small Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship capsized on its side in about 20 meters of water, submerging about half of the ship. Passengers had to fight through nearly vertical hallways and stairways to evacuate in a blackout after the power failed when the ship hit the rocks, with many jumping off the ship into the sea to try to swim to shore.
Check out this collection of some of the top images from our partners from all throughout the week, then head back to Newscom to see more pictures from the last week of the Costa Concordia shipwreck.
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