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Blazes at cruise liners spur calls for scrutiny

But operators say bigger ships have more fire safety gear, and contend they are safer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 06:00
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Potential danger: Larger ships have larger challenges and fewer options in an emergency. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[NEW YORK] One of the largest cruise ships in 1985 was the 46,000-tonne Carnival Holiday. Ten years ago, the biggest, the Queen Mary 2, was three times as large. Today's record holders are two 225,000-tonne ships whose displacement, a measure of a ship's weight, is about the same as that of a

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