Posted at 9:26 AM on January 17, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Cruise ship travel has grown dramatically over the past decade and the ships have become gigantic. But has the safety of the ships and the training of ship officers kept pace with the exploding growth?
That's that the question up for discussion as Italian authorities piece together what happened to the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which wrecked on the rocks off an Italian island over the weekend, killing several passengers.
Some, including a White Bear Lake couple, remain among the missing.
In the U.S., the cruise business has grown dramatically during some of the nation's toughest economic times.