Safety & Security
Costa Crociere executive VP Manfred Ursprunger is among seven Costa Cruises employees added yesterday to the investigation of the Costa Concordia sinking by the prosecutor in Grosseto, Italy. They join Captain Francesco Schettino and first…
Divers have found four more bodies on Deck 4 of the submerged Costa Concordia, according to Italy's National Civil Protection Agency. One of the bodies was that of a five year old girl, according to…
Two Italian marines have been remanded to police custody by an Indian magistrate following an apparent breakdown in negotiations between Italian and Indian authorities. The two - named as Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone -…
The Nautical Institute has issued "Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training," a guidance that helps interpret IMO requirements for ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training. Last month, ECDIS training became required under amendments to…
More Costa Concordia passengers have joined a lawsuit filed in Florida state court in Miami against Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., and Costa Crociere SPA by law firms Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik and Proner…
According to the UK P&I Club, Egypt has made changes to its regulations governing the carriage weapons and armed guards on foreign flagged vessels transiting Egyptian waters. The Egyptian Government forbids the presence of any…
Christine Duffy, CEO of the Cruise Lines International Asociation (CLIA) published an open letter on February 10 assuring the public of the industry's outstanding safety record and outlining some of the measures that the cruise…
The global cruise industry has announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry's announcement on January 27 of a Cruise…
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…
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