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10 lessons from the Costa Concordia disaster

10 lessons from the Costa Concordia disaster

From what I've read so far, the capsizing of the Costa Concordia appears to have been perfectly preventable. The captain's foolhardy navigation, as well as his alleged abandoning of the ship (per this Italian Coast Guard transcript), may indeed prove to be criminal. But there are always lessons to be learned from even the most tragic situations. Here are a few: 1. Pay attention to the lifeboat drill. Most cruise ships have a muster drill, often before leaving port. (U.S. Coast Guard requires such drills within 24 hours of leaving port.) Passengers report to their muster stations, typically wearing their life preservers.  On some...