It has been confirmed to us that our parents WERE NOT among the five passengers that were recovered yesterday.  We continue to pray and hope for advantageous conditions which will allow the search and rescue operations to continue.  While it is certainly hard for us to see the recovery efforts stall due to the unstable conditions present at and around the Costa Concordia , we are also very concerned for the safety of the Italian Coast Guard as they continue to put forth a heroic effort in trying to find those who remain missing.  We are grateful to all of those who are working so hard to find our parents.

As we receive additional information, we will continue to update this site.