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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...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Child Drowns Aboard Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship
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.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Carnival to Triple Crew Training Capacity with New Facility
Carnival Corp., moving to improve safety following accidents that cost the worldâ€™s largest cruise operator tens of millions of dollars, will triple its crew- training capacity with a new facility in the Netherlands.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Carnival Corp. Names Navy Vice Admiral to New Chief Maritime Officer Position
Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise company which has been struggling recently to overcome a long list of blemishes to its safety record, has been appointed a former U.S. Navy vice admiral to the newly created position of Chief Maritime Officer.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Italy to Limit Large Cruise Ship Traffic In Venice
Italy will immediately begin to limit large cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon and the biggest vessels - of more than 96,000 gross tonnes - will be banned from November of next year, the government said on Tuesday.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Cruise Lines Release Shipboard Crime Data
Some of the world's biggest cruise lines have made good on their word and have published shipboard crime statistics on their websites.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cruise Lines to Voluntarily Publish Shipboard Crime Statistics
A number of recent high-profile incidents have brought cruise ship safety and passenger rights to the attention of government officials and the public.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Deadly Distractions – Parents Question Cruise Line Policy As Boy Remains In Coma
“Can a sign prevent kids from drowning on cruise ships?” asked Kim Browning, a parent and frequent cruise ship guest, in a message sent to gCaptain this week. The message...
Monday, March 18, 2013
U.S. Lawmaker Calls for Cruise Ship Passenger ‘Bill of Rights’
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday called on the cruise ship industry to voluntarily adopt a new “Bill of Rights” to protect cruise ship passengers following a recent spate of...
Monday, December 3, 2012
IMO Agrees to Cruise Industry’s Recommendations on Muster Drills
The International Maritime Organization has agreed with international cruise industry recommendations requiring passenger safety drills to take place prior to, or immediately upon, departure in the wake of the Costa...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Norovirus Outbreak Takes Down 350 On Celebrity Constellation
A Celebrity Cruises cruise ship has been delayed in Southhampton after 350 passengers came down with suspected cases of the industry’s most feared stomach bug, the norovirus. BBC news reported...
Monday, October 8, 2012
Meningitis Outbreak Hits MSC Cruise Ship
Four crew members from an MSC cruise ship are being treated for bacterial meningitis infections, Italian officials have confirmed. According to Italy’s ANSA new agency, four crew members from the...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Cruise Industry Mandates Biannual Lifeboat Exercises for Crews
The international cruise ship industry has added yet another voluntarily adopted safety rule in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster. The new policy is the latest safety precaution established...
Monday, September 17, 2012
IMO Secretary-General Talks Ballast Water Regs, Cruise Ship Safety
Editor’s Note: The following is a briefing on the keynote address given by International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at last week’s International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Conference held in London and provided...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cruise Industry Voluntarily Adopts New Safety Policies… Again
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC), acting on behalf of the global cruise industry, announced Tuesday that the cruise industry has voluntarily adopted two...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cruise Industry Adopts New Safety Policies Identified in Operational Review
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council, on behalf of the global cruise industry, today announced the adoption three new safety policies to be implemented immediately by...
Friday, April 20, 2012
Cruise Industry Appoints Panel to Evaluate Recommendations of Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says it has selected a 4-member panel of maritime and safety experts to provide an impartial assessment of the recommendations developed by the Cruise...
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