Divers resume Italian cruise ship search

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Calmer weather has allowed divers to resume their search of an Italian cruise ship.

Officials want to complete the operation before conditions change again on Friday.

Twenty-two people are still missing. Authorities fear there is little chance of finding any more survivors.

Eleven people have died since the Costa Concordia struck rocks off Italy’s Tuscan coast last Friday.

The vessel had just started a week-long cruise of the Mediterranean with 4,200 passengers and crew on board.

Coastguards fear forthcoming bad weather could push the wreckage into deeper water.

The Concordia is stranded inside one of Europe’s largest natural marine parks.

Extracting its fuel will take at least two weeks and further damage could spark a major environmental hazard.