February 3, 2012 | Mark Paradies

Accident at Sea: Cause Was "Crew Failure" or "Bad Weather"? Neither is a Root Cause!

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The grounding of the Costa Concordia was not the first accident for the Costa line.

A previous fatal accident happened while mooring in Egypt in February of 2010.

However, after two years, the analysis of that investigation has not been submitted to the International Maritime Organization by the Italian authorities.

And even if it had, the company is arguing that the crash with the pier was caused by “bad wether” while others say it was “crew error.” Neither of these are a root cause.

See a BBC report on the previous accident and the failure to file a report at:

And see our previous post about another grounding – this time of the Costa Fortuna – at:


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