NTSB Cruise Ship Safety Forum


Cruise Ships: Examining Safety, Operations and Oversight
The National Transportation Safety Board held a public forum on cruise ship safety and oversight on March 25-26 in Washington.

The forum, Cruise Ships: Examining Safety, Operations and Oversight, reviewed the regulatory framework, ship design and fire protection, operations and corporate oversight of cruise ships. It explored some recent high-profile incidents. The forum’s goal was to encourage dialogue among industry stakeholders, regulators, and the general public to better understand cruise ship safety and oversight. Participants included regulators such as the U.S. Coast Guard, vessel owners and operators, researchers and industry groups.

The Cruise Ship Safety Event can be seen here: http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/032614/ntsb_archive_flv.htm

Teesside could miss out on scrappage work due to political pressure

Able UK bosses say work to could go to Italy due to ‘political pressure’ for the job to be carried out in the stricken cruise liner’s home country.

The wreck of the Costa Concordia could be dismantled in Italy instead of Teesside due to political pressure, Able UK bosses have claimed.

They say the Billingham-based company is one of two frontrunners for the work to scrap the vessel, which sank almost two years ago near an Italian island, killing 32 people.

Its rival – an Italian company – could win the contract due to political pressure for the work to be carried out in the stricken cruise liner’s home country.

Teesside could miss out on scrappage work due to political pressure Gazette Live