January 16th, 2012
04:01 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: 29 unaccounted for after Italian cruise ship nightmare

A luxury cruise liner with about 4,200 people on board ran aground off the coast of Italy, leaving at least six dead and 29 still missing, including two Americans. There was chaos and panic on the ship as passengers and crew tried to escape from the one side that had accessible lifeboats. The captain is under arrest and faces possible charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship while passengers were still on board, authorities said. He will appear in court on Tuesday, but the search for victims continues and questions remain about the events leading up to the disaster. Tune in to AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for the latest from Giglio, Italy.

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  1. Don Anderson

    Most large cruise ship below deck trades as well as bridge navigational skills have now been replaced by computers and GPS. I believe if this cruise ship was crewed by navy personal, the grounding would not have happened in the first place and if it did, the rescue operations would have gone off like clockwork.

    January 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  2. John Tesi Jr

    Over 4,000 passengers and 5 dead and maybe 29 missing.That's bad?I feel sorry for those lost but somehow I think someone was not so bad.Someone deserves some credit for the people saved regardless of who didn't do right!Somehow we have to look at what this could have BEEN

    January 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm |