Like airplanes, cruise ships have “black box” recorders to document exactly what happened in the case of a disaster.
ATHENS, Greece – Investigators using a remote-controlled submarine found a sunken Greek cruise ship’s data recorder and planned to bring it to the surface Friday, authorities said.
The Merchant Marine Ministry said the recorder could reveal details of the sinking of the Sea Diamond, information they hope to use in the prosecution of crew members.
That cruise ships contained such a device was new to us, but perhaps it will shed some light on how a cruise ship could sink in as popular a port as the Greek island of Santorini.
Thanks to Mobissimo Blog.