Raging Seas well worth a read

October 21, 2018

I had every intention that for latest blog post that I was going to write about my “favorite subject”, Transport Canada and its general shortcomings of its licensing and regulating duties. After all, there is a  long list of items to talk about that have been itching to get out, but lately my time has been shanghaied’ by a book that’s been captivating me; “Into the raging sea”, by Rachel…


“Fiery” hot trend on Carnival cruise ships

February 26, 2013

Carnival Triumph ER fire Sorry about the lack of posts lately, been busy with fathering / home duties… just wrote the comment below as a reply in the forum, but for those of you not following the discussion on the Carnival Splendor and Carnival Triumph fire, and dead ship scenarios over there, it may be of interest to you. These are major casualties as far as far as I am…


TSB 2.0

January 31, 2013

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has recently unveiled a much more elaborate web presence and communication strategy. Over the last decade, they appeared to have taken a low profile. In 2013, it is now fully embracing web 2.0, and the TSB is opening itself up like never before. The new website is visually stimulating, and navigating is easy and straightforward; a novel concept for typical government websites. It…


NCL faces charges over Norway

May 7, 2008

May 2, 2008 – The United States Attorney’s Office, for the Southern District of Florida, has charged cruise vessel operator Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) with gross negligence, stemming from the accident on the famed SS Norway while in the Port of Miami in 2003. Below is the official press release. R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and Rear Admiral Robert S. Branham, Commander Seventh…


Another Majestic morning

April 11, 2008

Below are a couple of press releases from Majestic America Line, which operates numerous paddle wheeler on United States rivers and other waterways. Seems they had an early morning fire in the engine room of the Queen of the West, which forced the evacuation of the passengers. One other notable incident of late with Majestic, was the grounding of the Empress of the North in Alaska, its fourth grounding since…


A good reason to take your time building steam

December 16, 2007

Norway report blames NCL and BVCraig Eason, 11 December 2007 Lloyds List THE official report into the cruiseship Norway explosion in Miami in 2003 that killed eight crew members has said that the owner, Norwegian Cruise Line, and class society Bureau Veritas were partly to blame. The US National Transportation Safety Board report into the boiler room explosion claims that the probable cause was “the deficient boiler operation, maintenance, and…


Norwegian Dawn gets dry after soaking

September 29, 2007

NCL passengers blew holiday storm out of proportionBy Sandra Speares, 11 June 2007 Lloyds List A FLORIDA jury has found in favour of Norwegian Cruise Line in legal action brought by passengers on a voyage during which Norwegian Dawn was hit by a freak wave, writes Sandra Speares. “We are pleased with the jury’s thoughtful and reasoned decision,” NCL chief executive Colin Veitch said following the verdict. “We have always…