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A passenger of the Costa Concordia told Capitol Hill lawmakers that the crew of the ship did not conduct a muster drill, but only showed a safety video followed by a sales pitch. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV called for the cruise industry to improve safety regulations. "You are a world unto yourself," he said. (Associated Press)

A passenger of the Costa Concordia told Capitol Hill lawmakers that the crew of the ship did not conduct a muster drill, but only showed a safety video followed by a sales pitch. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV called for the cruise industry to improve safety regulations. "You are a world unto yourself," he said. (Associated Press)

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