BACKGROUNDER: Costa Crociere’s Role in Defueling, ‘Caretaking’ and Ship Removal Operations


Costa Crociere responded immediately to the Costa Concordia incident to
minimize the environmental impact and protect Giglio Island’s economy and
tourism industry. The subsequent intervention planned by the company was
decided with the joint approval of Italian authorities and the municipality of
Giglio Island in a spirit of full, transparent and total cooperation.
With regard to today’s news release announcing… [Continue Reading]

Fire Aboard MS Nordlys Kills 2 Crew, All Passengers Safely Evacuated


A suspected explosion in the engine room of Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys has killed two crew members and injured 9 crew members. The cruise line reports all passengers safe and “accounted for”. Most of ships passengers and crew safely boarded life boats while she ships continued to make its way to the port of port… [Continue Reading]

Two Recent Man Overboard Incidents


“Oscar, Oscar, Oscar” is the ship emergency code for “Man Overboard”. This is not something you want to hear while on your cruise vacation. However, two recent man overboard incidents had ship’s crews scurrying to the rescue but ended with very different results. A man presumed to be intoxicated jumped from… [Continue Reading]

4 Passengers Injured in Cruise Ship Gangway Collapse


Palma, Majorca, Spain Friday March 6th
In a frightening incident, a high winds ripped the MSC Fantasia from its moorings while docked in Palma, Majorca, Spain. Four passengers were on gangway when it tumbles into the ocean between the dock and the ship. The passengers were all able to escape the… [Continue Reading]

P&O Pacific Sun Hits Rough Seas, Some Passengers Injured, Others Shake It Off


I have been fortunate to have always had fairly good sea conditions on every cruise I’ve taken. There have been a few days here and there where the water splashed out of the pools, or the cruise director asked people to take precautions when they are walking around, even advising women (or men)… [Continue Reading]