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Brick Couple Survives Italian Cruise Ship; Captain Audio Released [VIDEO]

Search For Survivors Continues On Cruise Ship Costa Concordia
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A couple from Brick was among those aboard  the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia when it began to sink off the Tuscany coast and survived to tell their story.

The Asbury Park Press reports that husband-and-wife Mike Stoll and Addie King were eating dinner in a second-floor dining area when the ship began to list and chaos in different languages broke out. They made their way to a lifeboat they said was released for use  by the ships servers & staff and finally made their way to the shore of  Giglio.

The pair returned home Sunday night.

Meanwhile, an audio tape has emerged, in which the captain of a damaged cruise ship in Italy is heard making excuses as a coast guard official tries to get him to return to the ship to oversee the rescues and evacuation.

The captain has insisted he stayed aboard until the ship was evacuated. But the recording indicates he fled before all of the passengers were off, and then resisted orders to return.

Five more bodies have been found today, bringing the total to 11. Teams have been searching the ship for passengers and crew missing since the Costa Concordia struck rocks Friday evening and capsized. Rescuers exploded four holes in the hull of the ship earlier today to gain easier access to areas that had not yet been searched.

The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved contributed to this story.

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