With the Italian media saying the latest body to be found, is that of a five-year-old girl, this is a double tragedy more so for the parents who must have hoped she might be alive, and secondly for the diver who found her and had to carry her as gently as possible back to the surface.
This little girl was among a further 7 to have been found in the submerged part of the ill fated Costa cruise ship…
It now appears that more Costa Cruises staff are now under investigation following the tragic incmompetantance on board The Costa Concordia.
The news comes as eight more bodies have been recovered from the wreck of the Costa Concordia, more than a month after it ran into rocks off the coast of Italy
These numbers include four Concordia officers and three Costa employees, including Roberto Ferrarini, head of the cruise company’s crisis unit.
According to the Italian press, Ferrarini was on the phone with the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, on the night of the incident.
The seven are suspected of committing multiple manslaughter, shipwreck and failing to alert maritime authorities, but none have been charged, detained or arrested.
Capt. Schettino remains under house arrest on charges including manslaughter and shipwreck. Staff captain Ciro Ambrosio is also under investigation.
In a statement, Costa said: “We have complete faith in the judicial system and we have offered our fullest collaboration to the authorities from the very beginning.
“We have no doubt that (the) professionalism of our company, as well as the ability of our onboard and ashore people to cope with this extraordinary emergency, will be recognised.”
Thirty-two people died in the disaster but until this week only 17 bodies had been recovered.