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Costa Concordia crash survivor: 'I respect captain'

16 September 2013 Last updated at 09:45 BST

A dancer onboard the Costa Concordia when it crashed off the Italian island of Giglio, killing 32 people, says she has "a lot of respect for the captain and officers".

Sarah Hudson, who survived after climbing into an inflatable life raft, admitted "very few people" would agree with her that "accidents happen" and those in charge "did the best they could".

She was speaking on BBC Breakfast alongside oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall, who explained why the salvage operation has taken so long.

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