During a hearing held Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee reviewed U.S. cruise ship safety regulations as well as international safety standards and heard testimony from Costa Concordia cruise ship survivors. NBC's Tom Costello reports.
The Costa Allegra has been adrift in the Indian Ocean since Monday when an engine room fire knocked out the main power supply. A small French trawler is towing the cruise ship to the Seychelles and armed guards are on board to protect it from Somali pirates.
The crippled cruise ship Costa Allegra has arrived in a Seychelles port Thursday after three days at sea with 1,000 people aboard and no power, toilets or showers. NBC's Duncan Golestani reports.