Ship begins leaking slick substance; 16th victim found
Others besides captain may face charges
Salvage and rescue workers reported the first sign of a significant contaminant slick beginning to ooze from the partly submerged Costa Concordia yesterday as divers recovered the body of the 16th victim from the Jan. 13 shipwreck. Samples of the slick, described as a “very thin film’’ by officials and residents of this Tuscan coastal island, were being analyzed, said Adm. Ilarione Dell’Anna. The precise origin of the slick was unclear, but Italian officials said absorbent booms placed around the 950-foot-long hull and beyond were trapping it.