Posted at 1:10 PM on January 17, 2012
by Paul Tosto
U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif, helped pushed through legislation two years ago that toughened the reporting of crimes on cruise ships.
Today, without specifics, the congresswoman said the wreck of the Costa Concordia "shows that more needs to be done to protect cruise ship passengers."
The Cruise Lines International Association says cruise lines "meet and often exceed numerous international and federal codes and regulations designed to maximize the safety of passengers aboard ships."