January 24, 2012 | Mark Paradies

Did Costa Management Fail to Learn from a Previous Collision?

The Sun reported that damage to the Costa Fortuna, previously blamed  on a collision with a whale, may have been caused by the vessel hitting rocks (running aground) in May of 2005 near Sorrento, Italy.

See the article here:


I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a major accident with fatalities that didn’t have a previous incident that could have been investigated, learned from, and thereby prevent the follow on accident IF they had applied advanced root cause analysis and implemented SMARTER corrective actions.

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