Costa Concordia Tragedy Prompts Cruise Industry Reviews and Changes

Costa Concordia Tragedy Prompts Cruise Industry Reviews and Changes

One cruise line CEO has called the grounding of the ship Costa Concordia, which struck rock off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy January 13, “a defining moment in the history of the modern cruise industry.” Indeed, despite cruising’s historically excellent overall safety record, the accident has prompted calls for safety reviews and already has caused two major cruise ship companies to announce procedural changes.

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