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Divers examine exterior of wrecked Costa Concordia in Italy

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A scuba diver inspects the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island in this still image taken from video shot by Italian firefighters on Feb. 1. Rough seas and strong winds on Wednesday morning prevented rescue, salvage and anti-pollution operations from taking place in the waters off the Italian island of Giglio, where the cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized.

Vigili del Fuoco via Reuters

Scuba divers inspect the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island in this still image taken from video shot by Italian firefighters, February 1, 2012. Rough seas and strong winds on Wednesday morning prevented rescue, salvage and anti-pollution operations from taking place in the waters off the Italian island of Giglio, where the cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized.

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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.

From msnbc.com news services:

GIGLIO, Italy -- Calling an initial compensation offer “insulting,” an attorney representing Costa Concordia passengers announced Tuesday details of a $460 million class-action lawsuit against the owner of the wrecked cruise ship, The Guardian reports.   The lawsuit comes more than two weeks after the cruise ship, owned by Costa Cruise Lines, an affiliate of Carnival Corp., capsized Jan. 13 off the coast of Italy, killing 17. At least 16 passengers remain missing and are presumed dead.

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