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Passengers Recount Horror Stories as Senate Considers Cruise Ship Safety Bill

Laurie Dishman told senators through tears that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line’s employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises. “Cruise consumers …

Coast Guard Targets Problematic Cruise Ships With Surprise Inspections

The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials told the National Transportation Safety Board at its first-ever forum on safety on board the vessels. Capt. Eric Christensen, …

NTSB Holds Cruise Ship Safety Hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day hearing on passenger safety and emergency response aboard cruise ships. The NTSB hearing opened Tuesday in Washington with remarks from the Coast Guard and panels on regulation of cruise ships, accident …

As Cruise Ships Get Larger, Are They Any Safer?

The grounding and capsizing of the Costa Concordia has raised questions about the safety of the ever-increasing size of cruise ships. But experts say that these new megaships have the latest safety and navigation technology and pose little risk to …