Safety & Security
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…
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was detained on Saturday for questioning by prosecutors, along with First Officer Ciro Ambrosio. Prosecutors reportedly are considering charges that could include manslaughter, abandoning ship before all others, and causing…
The grounding of a cruise ship Costa Concordia should serve as a wake-up call to the shipping industry, says maritime professional union Nautilus International. As we reported earlier, the ship, carrying some 4,234 passengers and…
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