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Cruise ship owners admit 'human error'

Pier Luigi Foschi, CEO of Costa Cruises, which owns the ship that ran aground off Italy, says the captain made an "unapproved, unauthorized" deviation in course.

Capt Francesco Schettino is suspected of manslaughter, but denies wrongdoing.

Six people were killed and about 15 remain missing after the hull of the Costa Concordia was torn open by rocks late on Friday off the Tuscan coast.

The search for survivors has temporarily been suspended after the ship slipped in rough weather.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 16 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe
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