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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

January 18th, 2012
08:39 AM ET

Surviving a shipwreck

Stories of survival emerge from the wreck of the Costa Concordia off the Tuscany coast. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

RELATED STORY: Search suspended after stricken Italian cruise ship moves

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January 18th, 2012
08:35 AM ET

Salvage or scrap the cruise ship?

The cruise ship company faces a difficult a decision on what to do with the Costa Concordia. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: Search suspended after stricken Italian cruise ship moves

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January 16th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

How the cruise ship went down

CNN's Tom Foreman explains how the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia went down at CNN's data wall.

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January 16th, 2012
11:57 AM ET

Simulating a cruise ship disaster

CNN's Brian Todd is briefed on how to navigate a cruise ship, standing on the bridge with an instructor at the STAR training center of the American Maritime Officers union in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.‬ Also part of the simulation: what to do in an emergency, if you ram into some rocks.

Watch Brian's report today in the Situation Room, 4-6pm ET.

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