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Photo Gallery: The Drama of the Costa Concordia
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Photo Gallery: The Drama of the Costa Concordia

The Doomed Costa Concordia A Maritime Disaster that Was Waiting to Happen

The Costa Concordia disaster, which has claimed at least 13 lives, has shocked the world. But maritime experts say such a catastrophe was just a matter of time. In recent years, the cruise industry has been building ever-bigger ships in pursuit of profit -- and disregarding the dangers the giant vessels pose. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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