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  • Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction (May 2017)

    07/22/2017 9:59:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Reuters
    FILE PHOTO: Captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino looks on during a break of his trial in Grosseto February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Picture Reuters By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 12 (Reuters) – The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy’s highest court for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was originally found guilty in 2015 of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his passengers. Friday’s ruling marked the end of the...
  • Royal Caribbean's next cruise ship will be the biggest of all time

    03/08/2017 11:35:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 110 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 8, 2017 | Soo Kim
    Royal Caribbean’s newest vessel - Symphony of the Seas - will be the world’s largest cruise ship when it is delivered in April 2018, the cruise line confirmed today. At 1,188 feet long and 215 feet wide, the new 16-deck ship will weigh 230,000 GT (gross tonnage), nearly 3,000 more than the current record holder, another Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas.
  • Coast Guard Searching for Woman Seen Jumping from Carnival Cruise Ship

    09/07/2016 8:16:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/7/2016 | Jay Varela
    The Coast Guard was searching Wednesday for an upstate New York woman who plunged into the water from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. The passenger "was witnessed jumping overboard" from the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy around 2:30 a.m. ET, Carnival Cruise Line spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said in a statement."
  • Cruise ship Infinity slams into Ketchikan dock

    06/03/2016 10:46:57 PM PDT · by gettinolder · 38 replies
    vanity ^ | 06/03/16 | myself
    Linking to a YouTube video showing Cruise ship Infinity slamming into berth 3 Ketchikan Alaska. I use the float adjacent to pick up clients from here till September (fishing charter) My wife left work less than hour before collision and could hit this berth with a rock from her office. We had high winds today gusting 40 knots plus. You can see thrusters in full on mode and I understand pilot/captain attempted to drop anchor. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPNfLmcUO0
  • The €1billion floating town is finally delivered: World's biggest cruise ship with 18 decks [tr]

    05/13/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2016 | Becky Pemberton
    The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 227,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 218ft, it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 1,187ft length makes it 164ft longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The immense floating town, which cost close to one billion euros (Ł800 million), has 18 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.
  • Cruise Ship Passengers Helping Themselves To Free Coffee & Donuts At Homeless Shelter

    We get it: Cruises can be expensive, and often the food and drink at ports of call can be pricier than what you pay back home. But that doesn’t mean you have to bogart the free coffee and donuts at the homeless shelter near the dock. For many cruise ships making the trip up the Pacific coastline to Alaska, the small city of Ketchikan is the first stop heading north, allowing travelers to get off the ship for a bit, walk around and do a bit of shopping before moving on to the next port. Earlier this week, at a...
  • China Yangtze River cruise ship death toll rises to almost 400

    06/06/2015 6:44:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/06/2015
    Disaster teams searched the Yangtze River on Saturday for dozens of missing bodies from the Eastern Star as the death toll in the cruiser's capsizing rose to nearly 400, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in nearly seven decades. Authorities have attributed the overturning of the ship late Monday to sudden, severe winds, but also have placed the captain and his first engineer in police custody. Passengers' relatives have raised questions about whether the ship should have continued its cruise after the storm started in a section of Hubei province and despite a weather warning earlier in the evening. The...
  • Hundreds Missing After Chinese Cruise Ship Sinks on Yangtze

    06/01/2015 8:58:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 77 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-01-2015 | EDWARD WONG
    BEIJING — Most of the 458 passengers aboard a chartered cruise ship were still missing on Tuesday morning more than 12 hours after it sank during a storm along the central Yangtze River, according to a report by Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency. Fewer than a dozen people had been rescued, local news media reported, indicating that this could be the worst such disaster in East Asia since the sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol last year.
  • Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship Runs Aground: 'No Danger Of It Sinking'

    11/02/2014 8:10:14 PM PST · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Tribune242 ^ | 11/2/14 | BY DENISE MAYCOCK
    #SEVEN hundred passengers and crew members were evacuated from the Bahamas Celebration after the cruise ship ran aground outside Freeport Harbour on Friday night. #Salvage crews have spent the day assessing the damage caused by “a small hole in the side of the vessel” after it ran aground 200 yards outside the port around 9pm. The ship returned to port and all passengers and crew left the ship safely.
  • Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

    11/01/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | AP
    A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. Rescues services said they were hoping to pull the 176-meter (580-foot) "Marco Polo" free at high tide late Saturday. Tugboats and a coast guard vessel had tried in vain to free the vessel by pushing it...
  • Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    10/19/2014 6:34:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2014 | By Ben Brumfield
    A cruise ship plowed through the waters of a Texas port on Sunday with precious cargo on board -- the end of a small Ebola scare. A passenger had been loosely linked to the only patient to die from the disease in the United States, but health authorities cleared her after an odyssey at sea. After voluntarily isolating herself in her cabin, she remained symptom-free and her lab tests looked good, the Galveston County Health Authority said. She and a travel partner were allowed to disembark. The drama goes back to her work as a lab supervisor at Texas Health...
  • Mexico says “no thanks” to Ebola cruise ship

    10/18/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday Noah introduced you all to the exciting new vacation opportunity which some have begun calling Ebola Cruise. The Carnival Magic somehow wound up setting sail with one of the Texas health care workers who may have been in contact with some of the lab specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan prior to his death from the Ebola virus. To be clear, it seem impossible that Carnival could have had any way to know this was the case, and the fault – if any is to be found – should not lie with their management, but with the CDC and...
  • A Caribbean Cruise Ship Can't Dock Because Of A Worker Who May Have Had Contact With The Ebola Virus

    10/17/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-17-2014 | Dina Spector
    Dina Spector October 17, 2014 Thousands of passengers are trapped aboard a Carnival Magic cruise ship with a Dallas health worker who may have handled specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian patient with Ebola who later died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The US Centers for Disease Control alerted the cruise operator on Wednesday that a passenger on the ship was a lab supervisor at the hospital where Duncan was treated, USA Today reports. The unnamed woman, who was traveling with her husband, has agreed to remain isolated in a cabin, the State Department said in statement, while the...
  • Ebola Stricken Cruise Passenger Denied Entry to Belize

    10/17/2014 2:29:49 AM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    Maritime news ^ | October 17, 2014 | World Maritime News Staf
    A Dallas hospital nurse exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms and her husband, travelling on board Carnival Magic, have been denied entry to Belize. The couple has been prevented from entering Belize City to be airlifted to the U.S.A., and is currently on a ship tender unable to return to the cruise ship, according to the Belizean media reports.
  • Report: Cruise ship carrying Texas Ebola health worker refused entry in Belize

    10/17/2014 12:22:04 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Oct 14 | Fred Barbash
    The Belize coast guard is refusing to allow passengers from a cruise ship to come ashore because it’s carrying a Texas hospital worker who handled a lab specimen from the man who died of Ebola in Dallas, according to news reports from Belize. A White House official confirmed to the Associated Press early Friday morning that that the unnamed Dallas health care worker is on the ship and is “self-quarantined.” But the White House did not identify the country.
  • Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis

    03/10/2014 7:30:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March 9, 2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis Israeli tourists were denied the right to disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a vessel operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line, when it stopped in the Port of Tunis, Tunisia recently, Jewish human rights organization B’nai Brith Canada said on Sunday. As passengers prepared to get off the ship to visit the North African republic, the Israelis were quietly told that they were not welcomed by the Tunisian Government, the group said in a statement. The cruise line did not advise the passengers in advance that Israeli...
  • 'Ghost Ship' Lyubov Orlova - Abandoned Cruise Ship Filled w/ Cannibal Rats Headed for British Shore

    01/23/2014 7:11:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 23, 2014, | Stephen Rex Brown
    Abandoned cruise ship filled with cannibal rats headed for British shore The Lyubov Orlova has been detected off the coast of Scotland. Its only passengers are demented, disease-ridden rats feeding off each other. An abandoned cruise liner teeming with inbred cannibal rats is adrift in the Atlantic Ocean and possibly about to run aground on Britain’s coastline, according to a new report. The Lyubov Orlova has been drifting east from Canadian waters since last year. Newly detected beacons off the dilapidated vessel’s rescue boats indicate it is was recently off the west coast of Scotland, raising concerns it could run...
  • Two men dead on ‘Love Boat’

    08/13/2013 10:56:00 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | AUGUST 13, 2013 | WENN.COM
    Two men died and eight others were hospitalized after a toxic gas build-up on board the luxury ship featured in hit TV show The Love Boat. The decommissioned vessel, named Pacific Princess, was heading in to dock on the coast of Turkey for the last time on Saturday following news it is to be scrapped. It began taking on water as it neared the shore, and several crew members entered the engine room to pump it out. Reports suggest a deadly build-up of exhaust fumes poisoned ten workers, killing two of them. The other men were treated in hospital for...
  • Schumer calls for cruise ship bill of rights

    03/17/2013 1:02:44 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 17, 2013 | Associated Press
    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to adopt a "bill of rights" to guarantee passengers certain protections while aboard their ships. The New York Democrat says Sunday he'll be asking industry leaders to voluntarily adopt the guidelines which include guarantees that ships have sanitary conditions, back-up power, medical staff and other standard procedures.
  • Unreal… Team Obama Leaves Americans Stranded in Libya; Military STILL on Standby

    02/24/2011 8:21:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Right Network/Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2011 | Jim Hoft
    Unreal… Team Obama Leaves Americans Stranded in Libya; Military STILL on Standby Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 5:07 PM The Obama Administration won’t send the military to rescue US citizens in Libya. They don’t want to look like war-mongers. Stranded: An estimated 600 U.S. citizens are stuck on board the Maria Dolores (pictured) in Tripoli, and won’t leave until at least Friday (Daily Mail)The Obama Administration is STILL grappling with whether or not to send the military into Libya to rescue US citizens.CNN reported, via HotAir: The senior U.S. official also said the “prudent planning” for...