Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies
We the undersigned, call on you to continue the search operations for the missing passengers on the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Since the ship sank on January 13th, 15 people are still missing. All of these people are someone's mother, father, brother, sister, child. It is vital that search efforts continue until all the victims are recovered and reunited with their loved ones.
We appeal to your sense of common humanity and the duty of care you have in your state responsibilities, to take into consideration the horrendous wait the family of those 15 people have had to endure, since the Costa Concordia disaster.
We respectfully call upon you to ensure that the search operation resume throughout the ship, until all the missing victims have been returned to their families.
We feel that considering the circumstances of the accident and the proximity of the ship from the coast, it is incumbent upon Italy and the countries of those still missing to deliver results. This should not be delayed any further.
We strongly believe that the technicality, resources, expertise and the means our countries have should be put to good use in order to expedite this search safely until all the victims have been found, or at least until the whole liner and its immediate surroundings have been fully inspected.
We respectfully urge you to take the appropriate steps to ensure that the families of those still missing, including Mylène Litzler and Michael Blemand, are reunited with their loved ones as soon as possible. It is vital that the victims are returned to their family so that they can finally find peace of mind.
Please accept, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, the assurances
of our Highest consideration.