Cruise Ship Passenger Safety In Focus After Woman Falls Overboard from Carnival Liberty

Cruise ship passenger safety in once again in focus following a man overboard incident on a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing at about noon Friday to crew members on board the Carnival Liberty. A search of the ship turned up empty, and crews later uncovered surveillance video to confirm that Broberg had fallen … [Read more...]

Child Drowns Aboard Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship

Feb 3 (Reuters) - A 4-year-old child died abroad a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the coast of North Carolina on Monday after being found unresponsive on the pool deck, a coast guard official said. Two children, the 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, were discovered in the pool at about noon on Monday. Medical staff abroad the boat were able to revive the 6-year-old but the other … [Read more...]

Carnival to Triple Crew Training Capacity with New Facility

(Bloomberg) -- Carnival Corp., moving to improve safety following accidents that cost the world’s largest cruise operator tens of millions of dollars, will triple its crew- training capacity with a new facility in the Netherlands. The company agreed to buy land in Almere for the $50 million project, scheduled to open in 2016, according to Captain Hans Hederstrom, … [Read more...]

Petition to Install CCTVs on Ferries Gathers Momentum

Bob and Marianne Fearnside's son Richard disappeared one evening while traveling home this year on a P&O Cruises ferry. "He went on deck for a cigarette and never returned" the Fernside's wrote in a recent petition to P&O Cruises that the company install CCTV cameras on the decks of their ferries. As of today, this petition has gathered in excess of 50,000 … [Read more...]