Costa Concordia Sinking: 10 Worst Cruise Ship Disasters [PHOTOS]

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  • The Costa Concordia
    Six are confirmed dead so far in the wrecking of the Italian luxury liner, with 29 passengers still missing. But the Costa Concordia sinking isn't the worst accident on a cruise ship. From the fire aboard the SS Morro Castle to the sinking of the Titanic, here are the ten worst passenger ship disasters of maritime history so far. Reuters
  • Costa Concordia
    The Italian luxury liner ran aground near the island of Giglia due to what passengers and local prosecutors are alleging was the fault of Captain Franceso Chettino and first officer Ciro Ambrosio. At least six people are confirmed dead, with more than 50 unaccounted for, in a ship of around 4,000 passengers. Reuters
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Six passengers have been confirmed dead so far in the sinking of Italian luxury liner the Costa Concordia, with the captain of the cruise ship and its first mate under investigation by local authorities for manslaughter and for abandoning the vessel too soon.

In the continuing aftermath of the Concordia accident, many are comparing the tragedy to that of another infamous passenger vessel, the Titanic. One hundred years after the Titanic sank, issues with lifejackets and evacuation safety were still present during the sinking of the Costa Concordia.

But these two disasters are only two of the worst cruise ship sinkings, fires and other disasters, from the horror of the SS Morro Castle in 1930 to the freak storms that took on the Louis Majesty in 2010 and the Pacific Sun in 2008.

Click through our slideshow for a countdown of the ten worst cruise ship disasters since the Titanic, from fires and freak waves to massive flooding and even sinking. From the Cost Concordia in 2012 to the Titanic in 2012, here's everything you need to know about the maritime tragedies of the 20th and 21st centuries so far.

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