Rough seas halt search for survivors in ship disaster

New safety concerns are halting the search today for nearly two dozen people who are still missing in the cruise ship disaster in Italy. Rescue

WOODBURY - New safety concerns are halting the search today for nearly two dozen people who are still missing in the cruise ship disaster in Italy. Rescue operations have been put on hold because of fears that rough seas could push the ship off the rocks into deep water. So far, 11 people have been confirmed dead and 22 others are still missing, among them a couple from Minnesota, Gerald and Barbara Ann Heil. Meanwhile, evidence is mounting against the captain who is accused of abandoning ship. In an audio recording, the captain could be heard refusing to return to the overturned vessel despite receiving an order from an Italian Coast Guard commander.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Rev. John Barres, of Allentown, Penn., will succeed 1 Pope Francis appoints new bishop to Diocese of Rockville Centre
The accident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday 2 2 injured in Mount Sinai head-on crash
A house on Joyce Drive in Hauppauge was 3 House destroyed in early morning Hauppauge fire
According to police, the swastikas were drawn on 4 Swastikas found scrawled inside Nassau Community College building
News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday's Anne Bratskeir 5 Festive Friday: Subscription Boxes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE