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Costa Concordia passengers offered $14,460

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View of the bow of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 27. Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers $14,460 apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and the psychological trauma they suffered after their cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany.

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A local man pulls his small boat as the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia (background) lies aground in front of Giglio island on Jan. 27 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. Official sources said the same day that here are still 18 people officially missing after the Costa Concordia cruise liner crashed off the coast of Tuscany two weeks ago, including a five-year-old girl.

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Italian firefighters scuba divers approach the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 27.


The Costa Concordia, carrying more than 4,200 passengers, ran aground Jan. 13 off the coast of Italy. At least 15 people died in the accident, and rescuers continue to search for others missing.

msnbc.com news services:

Passengers who were on the Costa Concordia are being offered $14,460 apiece to compensate them for their lost baggage and psychological trauma after the cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route.

In addition to the lump-sum indemnity, Costa, a unit of the world's biggest cruise operator, the Miami-based Carnival Corp., also said it would reimburse uninjured passengers the full costs of their cruise, their return travel expenses and any medical expenses they sustained after the grounding.

The deal does not apply to the hundreds of crew on the ship, many of whom have lost their jobs, the roughly 100 people who were injured in the chaotic evacuation or the families who lost loved ones. Sixteen bodies have already been recovered from the disaster and another 16 people who were on board are missing and presumed dead.

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In an exclusive interview, the captain of the Costa Concordia says he feels as if his company has abandoned him as new video emerges from the day of the ship disaster. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports.