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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