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Costa Concordia VDR
There have been reports prior to today that the VDR on the Costa Concordia was faulty. An email leaked to Italian media claimed that a faulty black box, open watertight doors, faulty ship instruments, and unapproved maps were partially responsible for this terrible accident.
When Judge Valeria Montesarchio rescheduled the hearing today, we learned that it is indeed possible that there were some issues with the VDR. The findings from that unit were to have been made public today.
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