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Costa Concordia rescue 'could take months'

30 January 2012 Last updated at 13:26 GMT

The operation to recover the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia could take up to 10 months, a top Italian rescue official has said.

The 114,500-tonne ship ran aground on rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on 13 January, with more than 4,200 people on board. The number of people known to have died in the disaster stands at 17, with another 15 still unaccounted for.

Bad weather has already delayed searches and fuel pumping operations, as Keith Doyle reports.