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Exclusive interviews with Australian Costa Concordia survivors - Tonight on Inside Story

ProgrammingKevin Perry

Inside Story, hosted by Leila McKinnon
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Inside Story will tonight present exclusive interviews with some of the 23 Australian survivors of the Costa Concordia tragedy that saw one the world’s most romantic cruise ships sink into the Mediterranean.

The story covers what they saw and the actions of cowardly Captain Francesco Schettino on that fateful evening.

On the night of January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia is cruising the Mediterranean. It’s all carefree and romantic, with fine food, wine and lots of fun. Then there’s a sickening crash. The lights go out, the ship shudders, and the lies begin.

On board the Costa Concordia it’s pandemonium. Every man, woman and child for themselves. Among them are 23 Australians, all fighting for their lives. Through perseverance, bravery and sheer good luck, most of the passengers escape in the lifeboats. But hundreds did get trapped onboard, and there’s another act of bastardry from the captain still to come.

Inside Story, hosted by Leila McKinnon on Channel Nine, profiles the courageous, the inspiring and the controversial – remarkable Australians with extraordinary stories, at the centre of issues and events that touch us all