SAN DIEGO - The captain of the luxury cruise ship was arrested after his ship flipped on its side near the coast of Italy, police reported Saturday.
On Friday, the Costa Concordia, owned by Carnival Cruise, came to close to a Tuscan reef and a 160-foot hole ripped through the side of the ship. Massive amounts of water rushed into the ship causing more than 4,000 passengers to evacuate as the ship flipped on its side.
The ship's captain reportedly left the sinking ship, but was later arrested for manslaughter and abandoning the ship.
As of Saturday evening, more than 50 people were missing.
The Italy tragedy was not stopping some San Diego cruise travelers from boarding ships.
"We just got off a ship today and we're going again next week," said Louise Degroot of San Diego. She and her husband have been on cruises for over the past 15 years.
They said they are concerned for the victims in this latest tragedy at sea, but feel it's an isolated incident.
Ship captain arrested after his cruise ship flips over
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