A man and his eight-year-old daughter were killed and four other members of the family were injured on Sunday in an accident involving their speedboat off the coast of Cornwall. The family appeared to lose control of the boat, which then threw them into the water, circled and hit them, according to the Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI).
The cruise line didn’t explain. In situations involving refunds and compensation for travelers, there usually isn’t much explanation. So you’ve survived for five days stranded at sea aboard the Carnival Triumph. The ship had no working toilets, sewage dripped from walls, and the whole place smelled “like a hot port-o-potty.” Here’s $500 for your troubles. Last week, after the Triumph was finally tugged into Alabama and passengers kissed solid ground in relief, Carnival announced that all passengers on the ship—which was hit with a fire in an engine room and left without power in the Gulf of Mexico—would receive some compensation. The offer included a full refund for the cruise and travel expenses, reimbursement for nearly everything they spent on board the ship, a credit good toward a future cruise, plus a check for $500.
The total claims related to the Costa Concordia shipwreck last year are finally ready to be reviewed. The total price for the wreck is currently USD 750 million. As a result, insurance premiums have been increased for both freight- and passenger ships, and the trend will continue, says Danish Skuld.
Italian and American companies, Micoperi and Titan Salvage, continue working on refloating the Costa Concordia. Last week the first of 30 giant ‘boxes’ was attached to a side of the doomed cruise ship. There will be 15 of these hollow boxes on either side of the Costa Concordia. Once all 30 are in place a series of cables and pulleys will lift the boat upwards and set it in a floating position, with the hollow boxes enabling it to occur.
Work on refloating Costa Concordia ongoing as giant box attached Digital Journal
Two American siblings, Dan and Kate Suski, are recovering on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia after a weekend fishing trip turned into a harrowing experience.Their charter boat sank Sunday, and the pair endured many hours in the water before reaching a beach, a Saint Lucia police detective said.Four people were on the boat — the two Americans, a captain and one crew member.
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A sunken ship is believed to be the source of small oil slicks that have been recently spotted near a group of islands off northeastern Newfoundland, the Canadian Coast Guard said Tuesday. Spokesman Robert Grant said sonar images and photos taken by a remotely operated submersible vehicle confirm oil is coming from the cracked hull of the Manolis
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