The truth about disasters at sea – more Costa Concordia than Titanic

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.
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4 fishermen missing in sea off Mindoro

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.

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Costa Concordia / Serenade of the Seas

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. 

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Cruise Industry Takes Hit After Costa Concordia Accident

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.
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Royal Caribbean swings to loss

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.
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Insurer Lancashire hit by wider Costa Concordia loss

(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

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Costa Concordia: Italian court delays hearing, to hear black box
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.”
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Costa Concordia black box to be revealed in court

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.
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