• Costa Concordia Firm Pays to Avoid Trial

    The operator of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship, which sank taking 32 lives, has paid a €1 million fine to extricate itself from a possible criminal trial Costa Concordia […]

  • Davies has maritime safety fears

    In the wake of recent accidents involving cruise ships, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies is concerned about Jamaica’s level of preparedness to conduct mass rescue operations. […]

  • No central agency inspects cruise ships

    A maze of maritime rules and regulations for cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they’re about to board. No […]

  • Five dead on Canary Islands cruise ship

    Five crew members have died after a lifeboat fell from a cruise ship in the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands. Five dead on Canary […]

  • Legal action against ship’s owners

    One year on from the Costa Concordia tragedy, dozens of passengers and crew members are taking legal action against the ship’s parent company for damages. Costa Concordia disaster: Lawyers to […]

  • Schettino Arrives in Court

    The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has arrived at an Italian court to hear evidence against him at a pre-trial hearing. Francesco Schettino, 52, was dubbed “captain […]

  • New Lifeboat Policy

    The cruise industry is to adopt new safety measures to help familiarise staff with the loading of lifeboats, it was announced today Cruise lines adopt new lifeboat policy By Oliver […]

  • Safety Policy

    The Cruise Lines International Association and the European Cruise Council have announced that the cruise industry has adopted an additional safety policy. The policy follows the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review. Cruise […]

  • Cruise Rows

    Campaigners say cruise liners are destroying Venice’s historic ambience and have taken to organising protests both onshore and on the water. Venice row: Cruise ships ‘dwarf’ historic city By Alan Johnston, […]

  • Paratie Aperte

    Al momento dell’urto con lo scoglio alcune paratie erano aperte, portando al rapido allagamento del locale generatore e al conseguente blocco del sistema che ha precipitato nel caos la nave, […]