Irish Independent FORGET notions of women and children first – the vast majority of maritime disasters are more Costa Concordia than Titanic, research has shown. A study of 18 tragedies at sea has revealed that when ships sink, crew members are more likely to survive than passengers, and men fare better than women.On average, only half as many women as men survived the incidents, which spanned three centuries between 1852 and 2011. And children were the least likely to survive of all. Read More Irish Independent Read More Thespec Read More Sportal.com Read More Hickeylawfirm
MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Monday that four fishermen have been reported missing in the sea off Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro since Saturday. A tropical storm that roughed up seas and dumped torrents of monsoon rains has left one person dead and caused barges to smash into dozens of shanties along Manila Bay. Four unidentified fishermen from Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro were reported missing after setting sail on Sunday. The fishermen were riding in pairs in two small boats when they left. They were supposed to be back Sunday.
The massive Costa Concordia still rests on its side on the rocky sea floor off the coast of Giglio — and will for many more months. We will be sailing the Med on October 03, 2012 and would like to know if any past sailers on Serenade of the Seas have cruised by the Costa Concordia.
It’s been about six months since the Costa Concordia ran aground, capsized and partially sunk. Shortly after this accident occurred, I predicted a downturn in the industry. I also set forth the proposition that other cruise lines would suffer as a result of Costa’s blunder. My prediction has been accurate. Industry insiders have said that ticket sales have slowed by more than ten percent, and profits are off since before the incident. Read More LaBovick
MSN Money Royal Caribbean (RCL) swung to a loss in its second quarter, hurt by the economic turmoil in Europe and a broad industry downturn after the Costa Concordia disaster in January. The cruise line company reported a loss of $3.6 million, or 2 cents per share. “The steady drumbeat of negative news emanating out of Europe is certainly having an impact,” CEO Richard Fain said in a statement. “As a result, we are seeing pluses and minuses in the different geographical markets — North America is holding up reasonably well; Asia is a big plus; but Europe is a pretty consistent minus. Read More MSN Read More Miami Herald Read More Businessweek Read More Bloomberg Read More Travel Mole Read More E-tid Read More thejournal.ie Read More Digital Journal
Financial Times His comments came as Lancashire disclosed a 33 per cent year-on-year fall in its second-quarter profit to $60.6m, pushed lower by losses arising from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. “We have watched with bemusement as company after company Read More Financial Times Read More Business Insurance
Reuters (Reuters) – British insurer Lancashire said it expected to return cash to shareholders this year as it reported a 33 percent drop in its quarterly profit, blaming bigger payouts related to the Costa Concordia shipwreck and dwindling investment returns. Lancashire, which insures heavy-duty assets such as oil rigs, ships and aircraft, made a pretax profit of $60.6 million in the three months to June
DigitalJournal.com On the tapes he can be heard telling an emergency center official at Costa Cruises, the owner and operator of the ship, about how he’d intended to salute Captain Mario Palombo when he hit a reef, which imbedded in the hull of the Costa Concordia. “It was Palombo who said to me ‘pass close by, pass close by’,” he told Roberto Ferrarini in the emergency center. “I did pass close by and I hit shallow water with the stern. I did it to keep him happy. I’m really devastated.” Read More Digital Journal
Cruise Critic Costa Concordia: Black Box Findings Delayed Until October. Tweet. (2:30 p.m. BST) — The black box recordings of the Costa Concordia will not be revealed until mid-October, an Italian judge said at a hearing today where the data was due to be made public. Read More Cruise Critic Read More The Inquisitr Read More Huffington Post
ABC Online Findings from the black box of the Costa Concordia cruise ship will be revealed on October 15, an Italian judge said Saturday at a hearing where the data was due to have been presented. Lawyers representing survivors were at the technical hearing in Grosseto in central Italy where investigative judge Valeria Montesarchio said there had been delays in analysing all the data from the instruments on the ship. Read More ABC Read More The Star Read More Reuters