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American Flagship Executive Claims CARNIVAL TRIUMPH, CARNIVAL SPLENDOR and Even COSTA CONCORDIA Are But “Tip of the Iceberg”. NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — World City America Inc. President Stephanie Gallagher asks when will U.S. politicians and reporters ask the right questions about this NON-U.S. industry? American passengers account for over 90 percent of the revenues earned by over 150 foreign-flag cruise ships sailing out of U.S. ports. It’s a $40 BILLION-a-year industry that competes unfairly with American hotels, resorts, casinos and convention facilities. “Unfairly” because it is exempt from U.S. safety, environmental and labor regulations. It DOES NOT pay U.S. corporate taxes on its profits, and it is not required to hire American officers or crew. American Flagship Executive Claims CARNIVAL TRIUMPH, CARNIVAL SPLENDOR and Even COSTA CONCORDIA Are But “Tip of the Iceberg” ereleases Interview with Alberto- Rescuer of the Costa Concordia Passengers … Capturing Lavita.com
The Italian coast guard this week rescued five German tourists who had rented an inflatable boat to get close to the partially sunken Costa Concordia. The news outlet says the small vessel was swamped by waves whipped up by storm force winds Read More USA today Read More The Upcoming Read More Sun-sentinel
The U.S. Coast Guard, joined by the National Transportation Safety Board, will be part of an Italian-led marine casualty investigation into the January 2012 grounding and partial sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. The incident left 32 people dead, including two Americans. Evidence, timeline, analysis, conclusion(s), recommendations and a draft report are to be formalized over the next few months of the investigation. The Coast Guard places the highest priority on the safety of passenger vessels, including those domestic and foreign vessels that embark passengers in the United States and embark U.S. passengers world-wide, ensuring they are in compliance with applicable international and domestic safety standards.
Travel Weekly UK
The Genoa-based appointment comes eight months after the Costa Concordia disaster off the island of Giglio which killed 32 people. Strang takes the new position of senior vice president maritime development and compliance covering the Costa Cruises Read More Travel Weekly
Addressing some of the issues that led to the Costa Concordia tragedy earlier this year, killing and injuring scores of people, Norbert Stiekema, the Italian cruise company’s executive vice-president of sales and marketing, said: “These [safety … Read More Gulf news Read More sun-sentinel
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
A number of vessels have been stopped in the past week by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and forced to off load passengers and cargo. MSAF CEO Neal Slack says they’re clamping down on shipping companies who for sometime have breached their laws.
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
David Dingle, the UK boss of cruise giant Carnival, shifts around in his chair and thinks carefully about how to tackle the highly sensitive subject of the Costa Concordia disaster. This week will mark the six-month anniversary since that fateful night on January 13 when the luxury cruise liner, owned by Carnival’s Italian business Costa, hit rocks and sank off the Tuscan island of Giglio.