Cruise ship captains are responsible for the lives of thousands of passengers at a time. As we saw in 2012 with the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, cruise captains’ mistakes can cost lives.
In the following video clip, cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey discusses the conditions under which cruise ship captains often find themselves working.
Since the Costa Concordia disaster, there have been many, many cruise ship disasters which have cost lives, although not to the extent of that seen with the Concordia. We have blogged about cases of cruise ship crew members dying in horrific incidences, cruise ship fires killing passengers, and the ongoing problem of cruise ship disappearances. In addition to this, there has been a steady and disturbing stream of reports of cruise ship sexual assault and rape, often perpetrated by crew members.