What we’re reading: Costa Concordia captain says he’s innocent, Thanskgiving down under, world’s largest plane billboard
What we’re reading: Thieves steal Costa Concordia’s bell, breast-feeding passenger settles lawsuit, new law allows airports to privatize TSA screeners, riding a rocket booster
As the death toll mounts, the Costa Concordia tragedy horrifies us more and more, especially since it has become apparent the ship never should have hit the rock which tore a 300 foot hole in its hull, and that more timely and decisive action by the captain and crew of the ship might have prevented all loss of life.
I have been researching cruise ship safety for some time, beginning with a review of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act. I think the Concordia tragedy has clearly shown regulation reform must be the order of the day to better ensure the safety of all on the seas.