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Why Ships Sink

Passport Season 39 Episode 11 | 52m 53s Video has closed captioning.

Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable.

Aired: 04/17/12

Expires: 04/17/22

Rating: NR

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