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Greece, Italy issue wildly different numbers on those still unaccounted for in ferry disaster

  • An injured passenger is being eased to a stretcher as she and some 40 of the survivors of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire, finally stepped ashore, in the port of Taranto, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. They arrived by one of the cargo ships that took aboard passengers from the flaming, smoke-shrouded ferry in the first hours after the blaze down in the car deck sent people, shaken out of their sleep, to scrambling for their lives and take shelter -- in freezing cold, pelted by rain and buffeted by gale-force wind on the top, uncovered deck. (AP Photo/Cosimo Calabrese)

    An injured passenger is being eased to a stretcher as she and some 40 of the survivors of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire, finally stepped ashore, in the port of Taranto, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. They arrived by one of the cargo ships that took aboard passengers from the flaming, smoke-shrouded ferry in the first hours after the blaze down in the car deck sent people, shaken out of their sleep, to scrambling for their lives and take shelter -- in freezing cold, pelted by rain and buffeted by gale-force wind on the top, uncovered deck. (AP Photo/Cosimo Calabrese)  (The Associated Press)

  • Some 40 of the survivors of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire, finally stepped ashore, in the port of Taranto, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. They arrived by one of the cargo ships that took aboard passengers from the flaming, smoke-shrouded ferry in the first hours after the blaze down in the car deck sent people, shaken out of their sleep, to scrambling for their lives and take shelter -- in freezing cold, pelted by rain and buffeted by gale-force wind on the top, uncovered deck. (AP Photo/Cosimo Calabrese)

    Some 40 of the survivors of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire, finally stepped ashore, in the port of Taranto, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. They arrived by one of the cargo ships that took aboard passengers from the flaming, smoke-shrouded ferry in the first hours after the blaze down in the car deck sent people, shaken out of their sleep, to scrambling for their lives and take shelter -- in freezing cold, pelted by rain and buffeted by gale-force wind on the top, uncovered deck. (AP Photo/Cosimo Calabrese)  (The Associated Press)

  • Athanasios Tsopanidis wipes his tears as his brother Giorgos Tsopanidis, left, a rescued passenger from the fire-struck ferry Norman Atlantic speaks to the media after arriving at Athens International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. About 107 passengers from the Norman Atlantic arrived in Greece with a charter flight. Italian authorities warned that more bodies will likely be found when the blackened hulk of a Greek ferry is towed to Italy, as part of a criminal investigation into the fire that engulfed the ship at sea, killing at least 11 of the more than 400 people on board. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Athanasios Tsopanidis wipes his tears as his brother Giorgos Tsopanidis, left, a rescued passenger from the fire-struck ferry Norman Atlantic speaks to the media after arriving at Athens International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. About 107 passengers from the Norman Atlantic arrived in Greece with a charter flight. Italian authorities warned that more bodies will likely be found when the blackened hulk of a Greek ferry is towed to Italy, as part of a criminal investigation into the fire that engulfed the ship at sea, killing at least 11 of the more than 400 people on board. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Greece and Italy are issuing widely different figures for how many passengers and crew are still not accounted for in the ferry fire that killed at least 11 people in the Adriatic Sea.

An Italian prosecutor has said up to 98 are unaccounted for while Greece puts that number at 18 and says Italy's list is full of duplications and misspellings. It's also still not clear how many people were even aboard the Norman Atlantic ferry that caught fire early Sunday as it headed from Greece to Italy. Italy's Coast Guard says 477 people were rescued.

Tugboat crews waited Thursday for high winds and waves to ease before towing the vessel to the Italian port of Brindisi. Authorities want to inspect the ferry to see if contains any more dead.