Congress Reviews Costa Accident to Find Procedural Safeguards

U.S. Politics Today
Congress recently held hearings on cruise ship accidents stemming from the Costa Concordia and Conciere events. Learn more about laws protecting passengers. April 26, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — The accident prompted Congress to hold hearings to learn more about how the accident occurred and how similar mishaps could be avoided. The hearing became especially compelling after a second event involving a Costa vessel occurred in the Indian Ocean. On February 27, 2012, a fire in the generator room aboard the Costa Conciere left the ship completely disabled and without power. Passengers and crew members languished without water and air conditioning for three days before the Conciere finally reached a Malaysian port.
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New cruise safety policies announced for industry
By Hannah Sampson 

In response to the fatal wreck of the Costa Concordia in January, the organization that represents the cruise industry announced a list of new safety policies Tuesday.They include: having more lifejackets aboard ships than are required by law; limiting access to a ship’s bridge at potentially dangerous times; and requiring cruise ship routes to be planned in advance and shared with all members of the bridge team. All are effective immediately
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Costa Concordia: Structural Integrity Key To Success Of Salvage Operation

Titan is the Pompano Beach, Florida, USA company that was awarded the Costa Concordia project along with the Italian marine contractor Micoperi. “The Costa Concordia is a massive, international assignment that will involve hundreds of personnel including naval architects and engineers, highly experienced salvage masters and a variety of specialists such as environmental consultants.” Joseph Farrell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Resolve Marine Group, Inc., among the world’s foremost maritime emergency and disaster response, salvage and ship wreck recovery companies, says, “Removal of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from the Tuscany coastline is one of the largest undertakings of its kind – this is a massive and complex operation which the entire world will be watching.”
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