Some of the biggest cruise ship accidents in history have, unsurprisingly, received a lot of media attention. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the US who is unfamiliar with the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, and in more recent history, disasters including the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the loss of power on the Carnival Triumph have garnered significant press. However, sometimes significant cruise ship accidents are overlooked by the mainstream media, either because a cruise line withholds information or because other news stories are dominating the headlines at the time. Here are five cruise ship accidents that should have received more attention.
Achille Lauro Sinking Is Last Incident in Ship’s String of Disasters
The Achille Lauro, a ship owned by Starlauro (which has since been rebranded as MSC), caught fire in the Indian Ocean in 1994.