What Kind of Material is Being Used to Make Cruise Ships?

After hearing about the recent cruise line tragedy in Italy I’m left wondering about the type of material these ship’s are contructed from.

One would like to believe that cruise ships are made with heavy duty materials with all that we have available to work with today. One would also like to think with all we have learned from past accidents that we have advanced in the quality and construction of these newer and massive cruise ships. After all there’s no telling what’s in the waters beneath as these ships travel to and from their destinations.

It’s the hull of the ship that endures the harsh conditions of the sea. Older ships are most often built out of wood. Today, commericial ships are built out of steel. There are some ships that have hulls constructed from concrete.

The cruise ship accident recently in Italy leaves one to wonder what kind of material was used to construct it. The ship was damaged because of the the large rocks it scraped up against. It would seem the materials being used to make these ships should be able to withstand a bit more than what this particular ship was able to.

Has this thought crossed anyone’s mind? 

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5 Responses to “What Kind of Material is Being Used to Make Cruise Ships?”
  1. girishpuri Says...

    On January 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    nice share

  2. denise Says...

    On January 22, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I am wondering the same thing. Seems to me that these ships should be able to handle scraping the side of some large rocks. Seems like these ships should be made of stronger material.

  3. dawn Says...

    On February 12, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Seems it should have been able to handle scraping some rocks – agree

  4. Aroosa Hermosa Says...

    On February 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I never knew that.Thankx

  5. qncai Says...

    On February 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Like information,,

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