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Dr. James L. Jones

Dr. James L. Jones practiced emergency medicine for more than 30 years. He currently serves as senior physician for a major cruise line in Miami, Florida and is the author of A Murder in West Covina, available at www.amazon.com.
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Concordia Disaster: Could It Happen Here?

I can't imagine how anything like the Concordia incident could have happened on any American-run boat -- certainly not the ones I've worked on. The Captains are exceedingly careful and take no chances. Aboard North American passenger ships, officers are constantly monitoring the sonar and radar.
01/23/2012 04:59 EST