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January 16th, 2012
11:57 AM ET

Simulating a cruise ship disaster

CNN's Brian Todd is briefed on how to navigate a cruise ship, standing on the bridge with an instructor at the STAR training center of the American Maritime Officers union in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.‬ Also part of the simulation: what to do in an emergency, if you ram into some rocks.

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  1. RB

    Whoever wins needs to make our government start protecting American Jobs!

    We should Increase Import Taxes and NOT American's Income Taxes!

    The “Global Market Place” is not a level playing field!

    We need to bring manufacturing back to the United States of America!

    January 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  2. Griff

    "Surely they should be able to get that fuel-oil off easily enough, being so close a shore?"

    January 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    It is sad what happened but it could have been worse.All of the training goes down the tubes when something bad happens.Think about the Titanic and realize it could have been worse.My prayers for all.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    January 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm |

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