Infra Red Video of Chaotic Cruise Ship Rescue Operation

Video released showing frantic rescue efforts of Costa Concordia disaster.
1:37 | 01/12/13

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Making a lot of people nervous. First thing in the morning, george tackles it all with his powerhouse roundtable on abc's "this week." We turn to italy now. Costa concordia survivors are arriving at the island. With that anniversary here, the italian cost guard are now releasing new images. New details as well to finally take that ship away. Abc's lama hassan on the story, back on the case tonight. Reporter: Stunning infrared video released today shows the frantic and chaotic rescue operation the night the costa concordia ran aground. Passengers scrambling down the vessel's side desperately trying to escape. A year ago, tomorrow, this massive 492-foot liner was navigating through shallow waters when it hit a rock ripping open a 230-foot gash across the hull. Haunting images as we saw for ourselves. Today, it is still lying on its side. An italian american company is in charge of the salvage operation with more than 400 engineers and divers working around the clock. It's a complicated operation. Officials say they have to construct an underwater platform to rotate the ship, pull it upright and keep it floating. Then, they'll tow it to the mainland this summer and dismantle it. The captain of the ship says he's been portrayed as worse than osama bin laden. He faces charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship. If he goes to trial and is found guilty, he could spend 20 years in prison. Lama hasan, abc news, london.

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