Economy

January 14, 2012

Foundering of Italian cruise ship raises safety worries

The sinking of a major ship and the deaths of at least three passengers injects a new worry for those considering any vacation at sea. "Obviously there’s going to be that gut reaction, like after Sept. 11,’’ said Simon Duval, a South Florida-based agent with Expedia CruiseShipCenters. "I think there’s going to be a short-term hit to the industryI pray it’s not long-term.’’

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