Safety & Security
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…
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…
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