Audio: As Coast Guard steps in, cruise captain shrinks from duty
As you can hear in this transcript, the conversation between cruise ship Capt. Francesco Schettino and a Coast Guard officer escalated as the scope of the sinking became clear. At one point, the Coast Guard officer practically yells: "There are already corpses!" Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his vessel before all passengers were evacuated during the grounding of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Tuscan coast on Friday night.