Safety & Security
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…
Two more bodies have been discovered aboard the Costa Concordia, taking the confirmed death toll in the tragedy to 15. The bodies were found on Deck 4 of the ship, after the Italian Navy used…
Eric Deans, Director of Shipping Policy at the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has completed a Ph.D in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware.Dr. Deans, a well known shipping industry figure, has worked for…
In the wake of the Costa Concordia grounding that has killed at least 12 passengers, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter on January 19 urging U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert J. Papp…
The Costa Concordia accident "has called into question our company's safety and emergency response procedures and practices," says Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. Carnival Corporation yesterday announced a comprehensive audit…
In what could be the first of many Congressional actions spurred by the Costa Concordia incident, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) said today his committee would conduct a hearing…
Dramatic footage released by the U.K. Ministry of Defense January 16 shows the arrest of Somali pirates a Royal Navy task force in the Indian Ocean after a dramatic chase. A boarding team of Royal…
Five more bodies have been retrieved from the Costa Concordia, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to eleven. The bodies were discovered in the aft part of the vessel by Coast Guard divers.Navy divers…
Lewis S. "Mike" Eidson, partner in South Florida trial law firm Colson Hicks Eidson and former president of the American Association for Justice, the world's largest association of trial lawyers,  believes "punitive damages will be…
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