Sinking Cruise Ship Raises Safety Questions

The sinking of the Costa Concordia, the luxury liner that struck rocks off Italy's west coast Saturday, has raised questions about the safety of cruise ships. The ship was carrying 4,234 passengers and crew on its weekly route when investigators say it got dangerously close to the shore. The rocks tore a 160-foot long gash in the hull, causing the ship to tip and sending passengers scrambling to the deck. Like a scene from the movie "Titanic," vacationers reported forcing their way onto...Full Story
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