07/05/2012 10:24 am ET Updated Jul 05, 2012

Costa Concordia Disaster Examined In New TV Special (VIDEO)

A television special airing this weekend will shed new light on January's Costa Concordia disaster in which 32 people were killed.

"Cruise to Disaster" is CNN's sweeping look at the crash, the circumstances that led to the accident and industry's reaction.

The special draws from nearly six months of investigative work and comes on the heels of reports that systemic problems aboard the ship -- rather than solely the alleged negligence of Capitan Francesco Schettino -- might have contributed to the catastrophe.

Capitan Schettino has just been released from house arrest, though authorities say he must remain in his hometown of Meta di Sorrento, near Naples.

The CNN special, meanwhile, lays plenty of blame on the cruise industry as a whole:

The Concordia disaster cast a shadow on a rapidly expanding industry that maintains it is one of the safest modes of transportation. It has also focused attention on how some international cruise companies operate, registering their ships in countries where there may be weak regulations or where international rules are poorly enforced, but at the same time headquartering their companies in the United States and Europe.

The special is set to air on CNN at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on Sunday, July 8.