Monday, January 16, 2012

Test essay using copied text.

If i write an essay.. its supposed to go to my blog..  so I am checking to see if that is what works.. I will continue to write for a while..

he captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy made an "unapproved, unauthorised" deviation in course, the vessel's owners say.

Costa Cruises boss Pier Luigi Foschi accused Capt Francesco Schettino of sailing too close to a nearby island in order to show the ship to locals.

The captain blamed the crash on rocks that he said were not on his chart.

Six people died and 29 are said to be missing after the Costa Concordia's hull was torn open on Friday.

The authorities earlier said the number of missing was down to 16, but local officials in Grossetto prefecture said late on Monday they had confirmed 25 passengers and four crew remained missing.

German media have reported that 12 German passengers are still missing, and US officials have appealed for information about two Americans who were believed to be on board. Six Italians, two French couples and a Peruvian are also reported to be unaccounted for.

Rescuers continued their search for survivors on Monday, though their work was interrupted for several hours because bad weather had caused the ship to move.

Officials said they would not continue searching overnight.

Capt Schettino is being detained on suspicion of manslaughter.

At an emotional news conference in Genoa, Mr Foschi fought back tears as he apologised for the accident.

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