Cruise Laws

Family Gets Cruise Ship Death Free Legal Aid

September 13, 2015 Janet Cole

#Cruise ship crew member’s  body indicates foul play, free seamen legal aid gets $65,000 death settlement for family, with no legal fees. Lemuel Lizada from Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines, had been a cruise ship crew […]

Travel Warning

Pregnant Cruise Passenger Miscarries Baby

July 25, 2015 Janet Cole

#Cruise Bruise: Widespread anger from anti-cruise industry bloggers and news media after  pregnant passenger denied boarding, miscarries the next month. February 8 2014, Michelle Ligori, her husband Frank and their two sons, began telling their story to the […]

Overboard

Cliford B Minej Missing Cruise Ship Crew

December 27, 2014 Janet Cole

Missing #cruise ship Holland America Line Ryndam crew member Cliford B Minej from from Thane, India has been found in Clearwater, Florida beach community. His body floated to shore at about 7:15 am on Clearwater Beach, […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Oceania Insignia Fire

December 12, 2014 Janet Cole

Cruise Ship Fires: Oceania Cruises’ Oceania Insignia #cruise ship had an engine room fire while in the Caribbean port of Saint Lucia, two contractors and one crew. According to a spokesman with Oceania Cruises, three crew members […]

Travel Warning

USCG New Cruise Ship Preboarding Regs

December 9, 2014 Janet Cole

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is looking at new pre-boarding,  screening requirements for #cruise ship passenger and crew including pre-screening of all baggage before boarding. This proposed rule would standardize screening activities for all persons, baggage, […]

Cruise Ship Deaths

Cruise Ship Chef Murders Cooks Wife

October 6, 2014 Janet Cole

Cruise Ship Deaths: Cruise ship chef  Marcus Peter Volke murders, cooks, fellow cruise ship chef, transgender, shemale escort wife Mayang Prasetto. Mayang Prasetyo, 27, from Lampung, Indonesia, a transgender woman born as a man, worked on a cruise ship when […]

Cruise Ship Injury

Second Carnival Passenger Falls From Mast

September 29, 2014 Janet Cole

A second young, adult, male passenger climbs a Carnival Cruise Line  #cruise ship mast and falls to lower ship deck while sailing off Florida. Tyler King, 18, was having a great voyage on the Carnival Fantasy on January 3, […]

Cruise Ship Deaths

Kendall Wernet Killed After Climbing Cruise Ship Mast

August 30, 2014 Janet Cole

Cruise Ship Deaths: #Cruise ship passenger  dead after climbing mast of Carnival Ecstasy with friends is Kendall Wernet, 20, from Ashville NC. Kendall Wernet, 20, a Clemson University student from Asheville, North Carolina, was cruising on Carnival […]

Destinations

Miami No Longer The Busiest Cruise Ship Port

July 27, 2014 Janet Cole

Cozumel View:  More #cruises #ship #passengers come to #Cozumel, #Mexico than #Miami, #Florida. Cruise Ship #excursions give boom to small, safe #Riviera #Maya #beaches. Cozumel, Mexico has taken the top honor of becoming the busiest cruise ship […]

Incidents

Cruise Ship Captain Suspended After Grounding

July 20, 2014 Janet Cole

  Cruise Ship Sinking:  Update – # cruise ship captain suspended after ill-fated Escapade cruise ship grounded off Georgia coast on her maiden voyage. Maiden Voyage of Trade Winds Casino Cruise Ship Escapade Grounded on Sand Bar, 96 […]

Cruise Ship Sinking

MV Pinak Sinks – Over 100 Passengers Dead

July 5, 2014 Janet Cole

#Cruise Ship Sinking:  MV Pinak sunk with an estimated 250 ferry passengers aboard, only about 100 rescued, the other passengers are missing. Rescue slow. MV Pinak Ferry Sinks Padma River Dhaka Bangladesh With Over 200 Passengers Aboard. […]

Cruise Ship Drugs

Cruise Ship Cocaine Arrest – 11 Pounds

July 2, 2014 Janet Cole

Cruise Ship Drugs: Police found  11 pounds of cocaine hidden in a man’s girdle when he returned to Cape Canaveral aboard Carnival Liberty on Saturday. June 28, 2014 Ishermon Tafari arrested on Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Liberty […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Westerdam Fire

June 29, 2014 Janet Cole

Holland America Line’s Westerdam had a fire on June 28, 2014 while off the coast of Seattle. The Westerdam had just started the 7-day Alaska cruise with 2,086 passengers and 798 crew members aboard. The […]