Commander Cosimo Nicastro
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Italian Coastguard: We still have hope

18 January 2012 Last updated at 16:25 GMT

An Italian coastguard commander has told the BBC that he still has hope in the search for Costa Concordia survivors.

In an interview with the BBC's Nik Gowing, Commander Cosimo Nicastro said that they were checking the ship's stability to see if it was safe to continue search operations.