21 Jan '12, 8am

Italy disaster shows Titanic lifeboat issues linger: Analysis

Italy disaster shows Titanic lifeboat issues linger: Analysis

The capsizing of the Costa Concordia will pressure the cruise industry to address a safety question that has lingered since the Titanic disaster almost 100 years ago - how to get thousands of people off a giant cruise ship into lifeboats quickly. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - The capsizing of the Costa Concordia will pressure the cruise industry to address a safety question that has lingered since the Titanic disaster almost 100 years ago - how to get thousands of people off a giant cruise ship into lifeboats quickly. Carnival Corp, owner of the Concordia, conceded on Thursday that the accident, which has led to the deaths of at least 11 people with another 24 unaccounted for out of its 4,200 passengers and crew, 'has called into question our company's safety and emergency response procedures.' A Carnival spokesman could not immediately comment on whether the compan...

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