Social media changes how we view shipping accidents

Social media have had – and will continue to have – a huge impact on how maritime accidents are perceived throughout the world. It presents problems for both carriers and relatives of the casualties, observers say.

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There is a huge difference in public perceptions of ship accidents today compared with ten years ago. Nowadays it is possible – as the recently shipwrecked Korean ferry, Sewol, has shown – to see pictures and videos of the accidents on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter just minutes after they have occurred. Going back ten years, similar incidents would only have reached the general public through official notifications from the vessel and the carrier to relatives of the casualties and the media.

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