Links to Maritime & Cruise Line
|The following links may be of general interest to passengers and
crew employees interested in issues related to the cruise industry, passenger safety &
security, or general news and information regarding maritime matters.
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Maritime Statutes, Treaties, and Conventions
Maritime Law Publications
- Admiralty Law
News - Published by the Law Journal Extra; contains admiralty law case summaries.
Injuries, Accidents, and Physical and Sexual
Assaults on Cruise Passengers:
Cruise Ship Fires and Collisions
National Transportation Safety Board
- NTSB Marine Accident
Reports - NTSB reports regarding collisions, sinkings, groundings, and fires involving
passenger ships, freighters, tankers, and other vessels from 1971 to 1997.
Marine Studies - NTSB studies regarding watercraft safety, accidents involving foreign
passenger ships operating from US ports, post-accident testing for alcohol and drugs, and
other issues from 1963 to 1999.
Environmental Issues Regarding Cruise Ships
Caribbean Fined 1 Million Dollars, Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Pollution Records, "We
Are a Very Different Company Now."
Caribbean Fined 8 Million Dollars, "It Won't Happen Again."
- Royal Caribbean
Fined 18 Million Dollars, Pleads Guilty to 21 Felony Accounts for Dumping Oil and
Chemicals and Lying to Coast Guard, Says "Our Days of Polluting the Seas are
Over," Stay Tuned . . .
Justice - How the U.S. Brought Royal Caribbean to Account for Dumping Oil at Sea"
- "How the
Sovereign of the Seas Did It" - A photographic view of Royal Caribbean's illegal
by-pass system used to dump oil and chemicals into the sea.
General Janet Reno Press Conference on RCCL Dumping
- . . . if people flim-flam us, they should expect the consequences . . .
- . . . at the same time that their
ships were sailing into the inland passage of Alaska, one of the most sensitive and
beautiful eco-systems in our nation, their crew members were wearing buttons that said,
'Save the waves.' That's what they were wearing above deck. Below deck, business as usual
was going on and oily contaminated bilge water
was being dumped overboard . . ."
- Cruising for
Trouble - Stemming the Tide of Cruise Ship Pollution
in Sea Laws Shield Pollution by Cruise Lines" New York Times article by Douglas
- Cruise Ship
Environmental Violations From 1993 to 1998, cruise ships were involved in 104
confirmed cases of illegal discharges of oil, garbage, and hazardous wastes.
- "Scandal at
Sea" - Documentary Over the past decade, popular cruise lines have been involved
in over 100 confirmed cases of illegal dumping into U.S. and international waters.
Mess" - A local community's view of cruise ship discharge in Alaskan waters.
General Maritime Information
Cruise Line Cams
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