Category: Cruise Ship Safety

Titanic Survivors: Two traveling together on business on Titanic; Charles Hays was lost and Paul R. Chevre survived and so did bust of Canadian Prime Minister

Two traveling together on business on Titanic; Charles Hays was lost, and Paul R. Chevre survived Two passengers of the Titanic were returning from France to New York.  Charles Hays, the general manager of the Grand Trunk Railroad in Canada

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Titanic Survivors: William Thompson Sloper boarded lifeboat number seven

‘A likely story’ William Thompson Sloper boarded lifeboat number 7 By Ken Rossignol The story of the survival of William Thompson Sloper who lived when the Titanic sank began when Dorothy Gibson insisted that the 28-year-old stockbroker from New Brittain,

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Piracy attempt in Caribbean near Nicaragua

Pirates Attempt to Attack Yacht Near Nicaragua From DOCKWALK Dockwalk received word via email that pirates attempted an attack on the 70-foot M/Y Golden Eagle on January 27, 2016, off the east coast of Nicaragua. The Nordlund vessel was transiting

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Is there a drug mule in the cabin next door? Seven arrested in cocaine cruise ship smuggling operation

Seven arrested in cocaine cruise ship smuggling operation Contraband seized from passenger arriving on M/S Jewel of the Seas SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Is there a mule in the cabin next to you? Cruise passengers likely don’t expect there to

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Terror threats loom for cruise travelers in Europe; cruise lines cancel trips to Greece & Turkey

That long-planned trip coming up to cruise the Greek Isles or tour an European capital before boarding a ship? It may be time to be sure that you bought travel insurance or to review your policy and speak to your

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Star Pride ran aground while anchoring; all aboard transferred to another ship for trip home

From Maritime Executive Windstar Cruises‘ 200-passenger boutique cruise ship Star Pride ran aground off of Isla de Coiba, Panama during anchoring maneuvers. The company said that all guests and crew are safe, but there is hull damage and the vessel is unable

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Juan Manuel Palma Ortega charged with molesting child aboard Disney Magic

  Juan Manuel Palma Ortega charged with molesting child aboard Disney Magic From WSVN MIAMI (Dec. 26, 2015) — A Honduran man is behind bars, Thursday, after he was accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl aboard a Disney cruise ship.

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On Nov. 30, 1994, the Achille Lauro cruise ship caught fire and sank; more videos of cruise ship fires

Shipping History reminds us that on this day in 1994, the MS Achille Lauro cruise ship caught fire and later sank near Somalia following an engine explosion. Below is a first-hand account of the incident filmed by one of the

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Princess sidelines Grand Princess in Honolulu after engine fire caused it to lose power

From Star Advertiser HONOLULU, HAWAII — Dec. 4, 2015 — The cruise ship Grand Princess, which lost power at sea Monday about 20 miles east of Hawaii island, canceled the rest of its Hawaii voyage today and will offer its

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How Safe Is It To Cruise?

By Bruce  M.  Caplan   Shortly after two in the morning on April 15, 1912, the mighty Titanic—- the largest passenger ship in the world at the time, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic—-two and a half miles below

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