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Costa Concordia Disaster: Video Inside Ship Shows Crew Reactions During Crash (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/12/2012 12:11 pm Updated: 02/14/2012 2:08 pm

Previously unseen footage inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship released on Italian TV shows crew reactions to the ship's imminent sinking. In the video, Captain Francesco Schettino is briefly highlighted about halfway in. The new footage was originally aired on the Italian TV station TG5, and the captain can be seen talking on the telephone during the portion in which he is highlighted.

The captain remains under house arrest following the deaths of at least 17 people aboard the sunken cruise ship, while he claims the cruise liner's parent company "ordered a salute" to the island of Giglio as the massive ship passed. Captain Schettino has fallen under sharp criticism for his actions prior to and during the ship sinking, as he is alleged to have abandoned the ship before all the passengers were off, and his recorded arguments with the Italian Coast Guard set off further outrage. Schettino's mysterious relationship with a blonde dancer, Domnica Cemortan, has drawn even more questions about how the captain acted as the leader of the vessel.

Rough seas have recently hindered efforts to remove fuel from Costa Concordia, and a fuel leak could lead to an additional environmental disaster. Experts say if the the rough waters continue to jar the crippled ship, it could fall into a deeper seabed, which would further complicate pumping out fuel and the ship's removal.

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  • A view of the stricken luxury liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. Italian rescuers again suspended their search today for 20 people still missing since the cruise liner capsized more than a week ago, and 12 people have been confirmed dead. (Getty)

  • A view of the stricken luxury liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Tourists look at the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Tourists look at the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Tourists look at the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Tourists look at the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Workers operate in the port at the site the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • A worker operates at the port on the site of the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • People look at fire fighters operating on the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Divers work near the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia on January 22, 2012 off the Tuscan island of Giglio. (Getty)

  • Firefighters work on the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia on January 22, 2012 off the Tuscan island of Giglio. (Getty)

  • A view of the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • People watch the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Isola del Giglio on January 22, 2012. (Getty)

  • Soldiers are sat in the port of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island), in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia liying aground on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty)

  • The cruise liner Costa Concordia lies aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty Images)

  • Italian policemen carry equipment in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia lying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty)

  • A view of the cruise liner Costa Concordia lying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty)

  • A model of the Costa Concordia is displayed in a street of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012. (Getty)

  • A woman poses in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia liying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty)

  • A platform boat carries stones by the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia liying aground in front of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) on January 23, 2012 after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. (Getty)

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