Closed captioning of: Costa Concordia survivors speak out
disabled by a fire at sea off the coast of africa on monday is slowly being pulled toward port tonight. the second major incident now involving costa
in six weeks. raising more safety questions about an industry that serves millions of people each year. our report here tonight from nbc's tom costello.
dead in the water
, under tow and now expected to arrive some time tomorrow. on board, more than 1,000 passengers and crew who have gone without power and hot food. their only supplies delivered by helicopter. meanwhile, its
" remains half submerged off the coast of italy. almost seven weeks ago she ran aground, 25 dead, seven missing. as they continue to drain the ship of its fuel, engineers are still trying to decide what to do with the massive wreck.
' daughter rebecca is a dancer on the "
." her son james survived the "
it's an event we didn't expect to relive.
those first couple of seconds, i went, please do not say it's what happened to me because i wouldn't wish that on anyone.
two other survivors told their harrowing stories on
we decided amongst ourselves and located a rock where we could swim to in case they kept us waiting any longer to get into the
terrifying stories causing concern among
travelers in the u.s. they are owned by parent company
carnival cruise line
, the biggest operator in the world, last year carrying nearly
people. today the
insisted ships traveling into and out of u.s. waters have a good track record. judge, we have the most rigorous examination program in the world.
back on the "
," it's been three days of no
and sleeping on ocean decks as the
industry suffers another
in as many months.