Cruise ship industry to review safety protocols after death of captain

A major cruise ship manufacturer is reviewing safety protocols following the death of a captain, the company said on Friday.

The Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the Italian island of Giglio on December 16, killing all but six crew members and causing the closure of the world’s biggest cruise ship port in the worst maritime disaster in modern times.

The cruise line, Carnival, has called for the cruise ship industry, including cruise lines and its suppliers, to work together to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.

“We are deeply saddened to report the death on board of the Costa Concordio, the ship that was sailing from Venice to North Africa.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the passengers and the crew,” Costa Cruises said in a statement.

Cruise ship captain, Christopher Marques, who is also the CEO of Carnival, is survived by his wife, Lucia, and his children.

Costa Cruisers CEO, Marques has said the ship was carrying passengers and goods on board when it capsized.

Costa Coast Guard said a preliminary investigation showed the vessel was heading in the wrong direction, after a collision with a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Italian coastguard has said five people have been taken to hospital after the accident.

The vessel was in the water for around 30 minutes and then capsized after the crew made the decision to head to Giglio for a medical evacuation, said Giulio Barbieri, the head of the port’s emergency rescue service.

There were no survivors from the Costa Cruise ship, he said.

The cruise ship’s owner, Carnival Cruise Lines, said on its website that Marques is survived in his family.

The captain of the ship, Marco Ricci, said in December that he was aware of the incident but did not have enough information to speculate.