Italian ship rescue seen ending in 24 hours
19 January 2012, 16:39
Rome - Rescuers have a
12-24 hour window to complete a search for survivors in the wreck of an
Italian cruise liner capsized off a Tuscan island, the head of a
firefighters' diving team said on Thursday.
"There is a 12-24 hour window to complete the operations," Modesto Dilda told Reuters.
Eleven people are confirmed dead and about 20 are still missing
from more than 4,200 passengers and crew who were onboard when the
vessel foundered on Friday evening, two hours into a week-long cruise of
the western Mediterranean.