Nearly a week after the Costa Concordia cruise liner crashed near the Tuscan coast, the search continues for at least 24 missing passengers and crew members.
The search had to be postponed on Wednesday due to poor weather conditions. Now the threat of worse weather coming and the possibility of the ship shifting and sinker deeper into the ocean has put added pressure on rescue crews.
After the rescue missions are completed, the government is expected to extract nearly 2,300 tonnes of diesel fuel and lubricant oil to prevent it from leaking into the ocean. The extraction could take nearly two weeks to complete.