In Aircraft/Airline industry there are pretty good sources to learn what is playing in the background. In my younger years I was a manager on the airport
of Schiphol and I never lost
interest in flying/airplanes.
It is not much different with accidents that happened in our waters. Those reports are made public.
The Latin countries however, keep different agenda' s.
When BEA sniffed that too many well informed pilots were discussing plausible causes for the stall of the latest Air France
Airbus which dived with all pax head
on in the Atlantic, they did their utmost to get level with what was the cause.
A combination of a mechanical malfunction
of the Pitot tubes in combo with a not sufficiently trained PF and an absent Captain
caused the untimely death of so many. In Costa' s case we see a similar attitude towards corporal behaviour i.e. letting a clown manage a 4000 headed ship.
The course of the ship Concordia is a total non issue. The fact who allowed this kind of navigation
Technically, those ships of the Concordia design are on edge of what is manageable and what not. In open water
any ship could be safe as long as it is seaworthy
. That not all ships fill the book has been proofed by one of those Louis boats who had the windows smashed in by a more than moderate wave in a more than moderate gale. Costing immediate victims.
The various YT movies are giving more than valuable proof.
A very simple refusal of coverage by the underwriters may stop these mastodonts forever.