Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Fire July 20 1998
Cruise Ship Fires

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Fire

July 20, 2017 Janet Cole

On this day in cruise history, nineteen years ago today on  Monday July 20, 1998 Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy was sailing off Miami Beach, Florida when a fire broke out. (see video below) The […]

Statistics

United States Coast Guard Hoax Plague

March 5, 2017 Janet Cole

The United States Coast Guard says, temporary Denial of Service 911 hoax calls plague our nation’s first responder agencies. Hospitals, police and fire departments, and other public service entities are continually vulnerable to bomb threats, […]

Cruise Ship Sinking

Portland Spirit Collision During Red Bull Event

August 3, 2015 Janet Cole

Portland boater congestion during  Red Bull event lead to cruise ship collision, USCG terminates event permit. Portland Spirit Cruises & Events Ship Portland Spirit Collided with Boaters of the Redbull Flugtag Event on the Willamette River at […]

Overboard

Norwegian Sun Crew Member Body Found

July 4, 2015 Janet Cole

#Cruise Ship Missing: Body washed up on Horse Island, Alaska through to be missing cruise ship crew member. July 3, 2015, Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago, 27, a crew member from Brazil who was working aboard […]

Cruise Ship Weather

HAL Westerdam Excursion Plane Crashes

June 25, 2015 Janet Cole

Cruise Bruise:  Alaska float plane excursion crashes with 8 cruise ship passengers aboard. USCG search underway. 8 Cruise Ship Passengers Aboard When Plane Crashed June 25, 2015 Eight cruise ship passengers who were sailing aboard Holland America a Line […]

Overboard

Rescue Me Balloon – Cruise Ship Missing

June 23, 2015 Janet Cole

Kickstarter Rescue Me Balloon raised $36,000. Could save many #cruise ship missing. Kickstarter project, Rescue Me Balloon raised $36,000. Could save many #cruise ship missing. Rescue Me Balloon Signal Device, an SOS device which could save many […]

Incidents

Norwegian Dawn Free After Grounding

May 20, 2015 Janet Cole

Rising tide helped Norwegian Dawn free from grounding in Bermuda. Now awaiting inspection before return to Boston. Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Dawn Grounding In Bermuda With 2,675 Passengers and 1,062 Crew Members Aboard. On May 19, […]

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 Illness

Cruise Ship Gets USCG Blood Airdrop

August 24, 2014 Janet Cole

Cruise Bruise: Carnival Cruise Lines’ cruise ship Carnival Miracle departed from Vancouver, BC. Then, 400 miles NE of Oahu, Hawaii  #cruise ship passenger receives 10 units of blood via airdrop. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) press release said, ” […]