There is no real connection between the Thomson Majesty and the Costa Concordia

The Independent
Some may be quick to connect the deaths of five crew members aboard the Thomson Majesty on the island of La Palma with the Costa Concordia disaster just over a year ago. In fact, the only apparent link is that the crew were practising the emergency deployment of lifeboats in order to ensure a safe evacuation were the order given to abandon ship.

Simon Calder: There is no real connection between the Thomson Majesty and the Costa Concordia disaster The Independent