“People in the Know” – China Radio International: “Safety of Cruise Travel”

Lubin Professor Andrew O. Coggins discusses what lessons can be drawn from the Costa Concordia accident and how can we make our future cruise travels safer.

Cruise travel looks attractive, with all the amenities on a gigantic fancy ship, the experience of sailing across the ocean free from hassles and excursions to see the port cities where the vessel stops by. But beneath the cruise travel boom lurks potential dangers as the recent grounding of the Italian ship, Costa Concordia, has borne out.

The tragic accident, in which the ship tilted and partially submerged, has resulted in the death of at least 17 people and massive clean-up work to prevent an environmental disaster from happening along the beautiful Italian island of Giglio. The cause of the accident has not been fully revealed, but investigators have identified appalling human errors as the most probable culprit of the accident.

Zheng Chenguang, Host of the high-end English radio interview program “People in the Know” on China Radio International in Beijing, interviews Andrew O. Coggins, Clinical Professor in the Department of Management and Management Science in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York,  and Dr. Ross A. Klein, Professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial University in Canada about the safety of cruise travel.  Click here to listen to the interview.

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