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Owners Blame Captain's Error For Italian Ship Disaster


The captain of the "Costa Concordia" has been arrested on charges of manslaughter and abandoning his ship.
The owners of an Italian cruise liner that capsized off the coast of Italy, killing at least six people, today blamed the disaster on errors made by the captain.

The "Costa Concordia" with 4,200 passengers and crew on board ran into a reef off Italy's west coast and capsized on January 13.

Some 15 people remain missing but rescue efforts were suspended today because of bad weather.

The captain, Francesco Schettino, is already under investigation by authorities for suspected manslaughter as well as allegations he abandoned the ship before all passengers were safe.

compiled from agency reports