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Hometown support for cruise ship captain

Twenty-two people are still missing off the Italian island of Giglio, six days after the accident which forced this cruise ship to sink. So far 11 are confirmed dead, but the search continues for survivors and bodies. The captain of the Costa Concordia - Francesco Schettino - is accused of multiple manslaughter for causing the shipwreck by sailing too close to shore. But people in his hometown of Meta di Sorrento near Naples are supporting the captain. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) VILLAGE RESIDENT: "The captain did make a mistake but he also saved thousands of lives." (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) VILLAGE RESIDENT: "There is nothing to say about him because the responsibility is everyone's." Schettino was placed under house arrest after being questioned by a judge. But as the investigation continues the crisis is threatening to get even worse. The ship shifted around 1.5 metres on Wednesday, raising fears the ship could slip down from the reef it's resting on. If this happens, the vessel - which contains almost 2,500 tonnes of fuel - could suffer more damage and create a major environmental hazard. Simon Hanna, Reuters.

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