You’ve probably seen the images – the Costa Concordia on her side off the coast of Italy and her sister ship the Costa Allegra adrift in the Indian Ocean. Twice in six weeks, there have been high-profile problems with cruise ships.
The New York City area has three cruise ship terminals. In the wake of the recent catastrophe, is business about to dry up?
Out at sea on an eastern Caribbean cruise it was hard to escape news of the catastrophe where a cruise ship ran aground off of Italy.
Shocking new audio was also released Tuesday of the captain ignoring orders to return to the ship. Two New Jersey residents who saw the chaos first hand and are still trying to make sense of it.
Joan, Brian and Alana Aho of Duanesburg, N.Y., made it off the ship during Friday’s emergency. But they told a friend that there was panic all around them.
Search and rescue crews continued the search for survivors off the coast of Italy. The Costa Concordia was illuminated by flood lights as firefighters and divers searched for more victims including two Americans.