I have been following this cruise ship accident with keen interest as a friend of mine works on the ship.
It is certainly news worthy because of the rarity of this type of incident. Just like aircraft related incidents - very rare.
The thing that these two incidents also have in common is the media coverage.
The media reports have been littered with 'expert' reports all with their opinion on what occurred. 'Experts' ranging from people on the beach, former ship Captains, holiday companies and owners of the cruise company.
The reality is we don't really know what has happened for certain yet as the investigation has just started.
Main message today: don't believe everything you read or see on the television!