Cruise industry expands safety rules in wake of Costa Concordia …

CNN International
Two of the largest cruise ship industry organizations announce new safety policies aimed at helping during an emergency at sea. Under two new rules, a record of the nationality of all passengers aboard vessels will be kept on land and made readily available to search-and-rescue teams in an emergency, and passengers will be given a specific set of safety instructions during “musters,” or safety drills.

 
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U.S. firm sues Carnival over ‘flawed design’ of cruise ship

Canada.com
The Eaves law firm said it was suing for punitive damages in California over the design of the doomed luxury Costa Concordia and hoped that a win would see all similarly designed cruise ships declared unseaworthy. “We filed a claim for punitive damages against Carnival and the architects who designed the Concordia, for purposefully ignoring safety to maximise profit,” lawyer John Arthur Eaves told a Rome press conference.

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Cruise sector ‘will learn’ from Costa Concordia disaster

TheParliament.com
A conference in Brussels heard from Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio  that  the Costa Concordia disaster has “cast a shadow over the industry and we want to try and ensure that nothing like this happens again.” “kneejerk” reactions in the wake of the Costa Concordia accident earlier this year ..

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90 people still missing after boat carrying 200 capsizes off Indonesia

Washington Post 
CANBERRA, Australia — Ships and aircraft were searching Friday for scores of men missing  fishing boatcarrying about 200 suspected asylum seekers bound for Australia capsized  in heavy seas south of Indonesia.

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Arison sees start of “resurgence in consumer demand” for Costa

Marine Log
JUNE 22, 2012 – Carnival Corporation & plc revenues continue to be impacted by the Costa Concordia tragedy, but this is being partly offset by improved yields from the cruise giant’s North American brands and now Carnival Chairman and CEO Micky Arison sees a “resurgence in consumer demand for Costa.”

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90 Still Missing After Boat Capsizes off Indonesia

An international search effort was under way on Friday to locate possible survivors from a fishing vessel carrying some 200 people believed to be seeking asylum in Australia after the boat capsized in rough seas south of the main Indonesian island of Java. Ships and aircraft found more bodies but no survivors Friday while searching for scores of men still missing after a boat carrying about 200

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Costa Concordia: Then and now

London Free Press
Cruise ship Costa Concordia partially sank Jan. 13, 2012 off the coast of Giglio Porto, Italy. To this day, it’s still sitting pretty in the ocean as wreak-removal and 

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Italian Sunseekers Look On as Salvage Team Starts Year Long Operation

Sunseekers on Italy’s Isola del Giglio look on as salvage crews begin the mammoth task of refloating the Costa Concordia – almost half a year after the stricken vessel capsized off the Tuscan coast. Engineers yesterday moved a salvage rig – the Titan-Micoperi – into place next to the luxury cruise liner, which capsized in January, when it struck an 80-ton rock that lay within a submerged reef.
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