(Carnival Corps) Costa Concordia Survivors: Crew Fled In Life Jackets!
“Cruise ships can be “death traps” IMO. I’m sure evacuation was confusing, 4000 panicked people trying to escape a sinking “tin can”? Wow. Evacuations need to be practiced repeatedly to be effective and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do this on a cruise ship with “weekend warriors”…”These top-heavy lavish-tubs are unsafe even dockside! One wonders if Capt. was sober, and seems Navigator & Pilot were not at all skilled; –even worse is being trapped in the ship’s Glass-elevator (-where divers may still find some poor souls)!!!” “These ships are floating hell holes… the crews don’t speak english… they aren’t trained…with greedy Americans making all the money like Carnival Corp…” “Never again aboard a giant ship…” A few of many comments…
Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis of the Seas. The largest cruise ship in the world. Imagine having to evacuate this floating condo with over 9000 passengers and crew in a major storm or fire at sea. Good luck!
Absolutely terrifying video of passengers trying to reach lifeboats on stricken Carnival Corp liner Costa Concordia. U.S.-based Carnival Corporation, the owner of the luxury cruise ship sinking off the Italian coast and the world’s largest cruise line, faces millions of dollars in losses from the accident and perhaps years of litigation over damage claims. Carnival is based in the southern city of Miami, Florida and annually attracts about half the world’s 15 million sea-going tourists to its 101 ships. The corporation runs 11 cruise lines, including some of the best known global brands — Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, Princess and others.
Cruise and Liner History: From the RMS TITANIC to the Carnival Corp’s COSTA CONCORDIA… nothing is unsinkable.