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Mass. Maritime Academy President Talks Italian Cruise Ship Disaster07:33
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The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side  on Jan. 17, after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 13. (AP)
The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side on Jan. 17, after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 13. (AP)

For the past two days, many of us have been gripped by the surreal pictures of the huge cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, flipped on its side off the coast of Tuscany, Italy. On Tuesday, Italian divers pulled five more bodies from the crippled vessel, bringing the death toll to 11 with some 20 people still missing.

Exactly what happened and why is still not entirely clear. For a little local expertise on this story we turn to Adm. Richard Gurnon, president of the Mass. Maritime Academy on Buzzards Bay.

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  • Richard Gurnon, president, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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This program aired on January 17, 2012.

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