Safety & Security
Bournemouth, U.K., based Neptune Maritime Security says it has "received information via credible channels that the vessel, MV FREE GODDESS (IMO 9107045), has been successfully hijacked by Somali pirates."FREE GODDESS is shown on the fleet…
NATO has issued an alert saying that a merchant vessel was attacked today and is suspected hijacked. At 1438 UTC today the vessel was in position 13 32 N 058 36 E. Vessels are advised…
The 9/11 Act requirement that 100 percent of all U.S.-bound cargo containers be scanned is probably never going to be met. Meantime, foreign ports are set to get a blanket two year extension of the…
The impact of the Costa Concordia tragedy is being felt across the cruise industry and not just by Costa Crociere and its parent Carnival Corporation. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today reported fourth…
Resolve Maritime Academy and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. report that plans are underway for new simulation-based training programs to enhance safety at sea for the cruise line's personnel and guests.In 2011, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.…
With Dubai becoming an increasingly popular cruise ship destination, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced a crack down on cruise ship safety. The award-winning Dubai Cruise Terminal experienced a 30 percent growth in tourist…
In its annual Form 10K filing with the SEC, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL), whose brands, of course, include Costa Cruises, gives more insights into the likely financial impact of the Costa Concordia tragedy."After the…
Heavy sea conditions forced salvage workers from the Netherland’s SMIT and Italy’s NERI to suspend fuel removal operations today from the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which is grounded off of the island of Giglio, Italy.One…
Nine Somali pirates have been killed by U.S. forces in the daring rescue of two aid workers kidnapped on shore on October 25, 2011.Jessica Buchanan, an American, and Poul Hagen Thisted, a Dane, were kidnapped…
The SOS SaveOurSeafarers antipiracy campaign is looking for support from business leaders to increase international pressure on governments to take tougher action against Somali piracy, which is estimated to be costing the world economy $12…
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