Discuss as:

Costa Concordia survivors fighting over shipwreck settlement

Rock Center

Six months after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy, the massive cruise ship remains where it tipped over.  Those who survived the crash have learned that the agreements they signed at the start of the cruise left Carnival Corporation, the owner of Costa Cruises, with very limited liability for the wreck. 

While the family of a plane crash victim is usually offered between $2 and $5 million, those who lost someone in the Costa Concordia incident have been offered $75,000, said Attorney John Arthur Eaves who represents more than 100 Costa Concordia survivors. Of the 4,000 passengers, 30 people died in the incident.

Citing pending litigation, Carnival declined Rock Center's request for an interview.

Editor's Note: Harry Smith's full report airs Thursday, July 12 at 10pm/9c on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.