Italy cruise ship: Large gash visible on vessel's side
14 January 2012 Last updated at 16:25 GMT
Cruise liner Costa Concordia, carrying more than 4,200 people, hit rocks and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday.
A large gash, possibly as long as 50m, could be seen in the hull of the luxury ship.
Adam Parsons reports.