Too big to sail? Supersize cruise ships face new scrutiny


(NEW YORK) — The Costa Corcordia grounding and recent fires aboard two other cruise ships have led safety experts, lawmakers and regulators to push for stricter oversight and enforcement, The New York Times reported. Critics say the "supersize craze" is fraught with potential peril for passengers and crewmembers, citing fatal lapses in emergency procedures aboard Costa Concordia. “The industry has been very fortunate until now," a former National Transportation Safety Board chairman told The Times.

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By Professional Mariner Staff