The ship is resting on a 120-foot "ledge," and could slip down to a depth of about 224 feet if it becomes unstable or moves because of wind or sea shifts. There is also concern about the potential of fuel leaking from the vessel.
At a news conference today, Costa Cruises Chief Executive Officer Pier Luigi Foschi said the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, made an unapproved, unauthorized maneuver to change the ship's programmed course. Italian media has reported that Schettino was close to the shore in order to wave to a friend who was on land.
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