Five more bodies have been found in the cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy. The captain of the Costa Concordia, which capsized on Friday, is now under investigation.
FOX's Greg Burke reports from Porto Santo Stefano, Italy:
The death toll is now up to 11 in the Italian cruise ship disaster, but there are still a couple dozen people unaccounted for. Although there is only a glimmer of hope that survivors still might be found.
Meanwhile, the ship's captain appears for a court hearing, while an audio tape is released, showing the Italian coast guard pleading with him to go back on the ship and help passengers after he had already left... something the captain refused to do.
In Porto Santo Stefano, Italy, Greg Burke, FOX News Radio
Was at least some of the confusion that ensued on the capsized cruise ship avoidable? And could it happen somewhere else?
FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig reports:
Passengers aboard the Costa Concordia had not gone through an emergency drill and report confusion after the accident.
(Passenger) "Never heard anything from the captain. The captain never spoke on the boat."
Very few cruise ships are actually registered in the United States, so the U.S. Coast Guard, like many coastal countries, requires all ships follow the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS.
Under SOLAS regulations, passenger ships have 24 hours to complete an emergency, or "muster" drill after they start each voyage - drills the crew must retrain for every month.
The Coast Guard recommends that ships leaving U.S. cities do those drills before they leave the dock.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.
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