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KIRBY SOMMERS reports on THE MURKY WATERS OF CARNIVAL CORP (OWNERS OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA) – Is the disaster the captain’s fault or the owners?

COSTA CONCORDIA – The captain’s fault or…?  Is Carnival Corp making the captain a scapegoat to avoid questions about  management or problems with the ship? Carnival Corp’s first ship the Mardis Gras (former Empress of Canada) ran aground on maiden voyage. History repeats itself.  Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia hit land ... Read More »

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 57 YEARS AGO

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 57 YEARS AGO. Social History and Cruise History.  Looking back to  July 25, 1956. The 57th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria. The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched ... Read More »

DISASTER AT SEA – SS VESTRIS

CRUISE HISTORY – The S.S. Vestris was a passenger and cargo liner built by Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd. of Belfast, Ireland, for the Lamport & Holt Line. She weighed 10,660 gross tons, had twin screw propulsion, a speed of 15 knots, and could carry 280 first class, 130 second ... Read More »

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED 56 YEARS AGO ON JULY 25th

THE ANDREA DORIA TRAGEDY HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 56 YEARS AGO. Cruise History looks back at July 25, 1956. The 56th Memorial Anniversary of the sinking of the Andrea Doria.  The first SOS reached the Coast Guard station in East Moriches, Long Island, and an armada of ships were dispatched ... Read More »