An interesting article published in Popular Mechanics:
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Italian island of Giglio came as a shock to the world—how could this happen to a cruise ship carrying thousands of people in a well-charted area? The details of the wreck and allegations of wrongdoing are still coming out, but here are a few things to keep in mind about disaster at sea.
Read the full article: 4 Things to Know About Maritime Disasters
See also: How Stable are Cruise Ships?
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