Italy's Mario Monti on 'terrible' cruise ship disaster
18 January 2012 Last updated at 15:12 GMT
As hopes fade of finding any more survivors on the Costa Concordia, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti has said ''any such disaster could and should be avoided''.
Speaking at a joint news conference with David Cameron, he added that he did not want to ''run ahead'' of the official investigations.
He also paid tribute to the ''generous co-operation'' of the local people after the cruise ship crashed into rocks on Friday.
Twenty-three people are missing, and 11 are confirmed dead.