New Jersey woman tells about her cruise ship survival

Cruise ship survivor tells seniors her story Share| Addie King and her husband, Mike Stoll, in Barcelona just before boarding the ill-fated Costa Concordia. + more images ADVERTISEMENTS by Jill Garbi Special to NJ Jewish News February 28, 2012 While dining with … Continue reading

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How does a Brit act as he faces demise at sea?

    International News Relatives of Titanic officer seek return of letter MEERA SELVA From Associated Press February 26, 2012 11:14 AM EST LONDON (AP) — The descendants of a surgeon who died on the Titanic nearly 100 years ago … Continue reading

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Why lifeboats needed redesigning!

A few weeks ago  I spoke with my friend Bill Garzke, chairman of  the national Marine forensics committee for the Society of Naval architects and Marine engineers.  The topic was the Costa Concordia. Bill said, ” we need to rethink … Continue reading

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My interview and article with the New York Times

New York Times N.Y. / Region January 17, 2012, 6:10 PM Cruise Ship Accident Stirs Thoughts of the Andrea Doria By JAMES BARRON   Associated Press The Andrea Doria after colliding with the Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket, July … Continue reading

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An event to honor the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking

Dear Event Planners, I trust that 2012 has begun with gusto and prosperity for you and your organization. It  has certainly been an eventful beginning for me, especially in light of the recent sea tragedy of the CostaConcordia. It appears … Continue reading

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1st International Marine Forensics Symposium: Registration now open

Home – Forensics2012 First International Marine Forensics Symposium Announced (Press Release) Wednesday, February 15, 2012 April 3 – 5, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel near Washington, DC Join us for the largest gathering of world renowned scientists, archaeologists, oceanographers, engineers … Continue reading

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Marine forensics investigation in the Costa Concordia and other shipwrecks

Jan 18, 2012   Marine Forensic Process Questions   Regardless of whether it is a recent wreck investigated by the national authorities or an old ship being studied by amateurs, the Marine Forensic Process has the same elements:   A. … Continue reading

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Lawyer seeks changes in regulations, laws, training, and technology

In spite of the self interest involved, I respect this lawyer and hope that he can push for change. This may be the only way to really make change happen– by hitting the cruise industry where it hurts:  their pocketbooks. … Continue reading

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Lyrics and new tune: “The Wreck of the Costa Concordia”

I found this to be creative and in good taste. ============================= Here’s my musical contribution to the on-going saga of the wreck of the luxury liner Costa Concordia:  Charles Ipcar, ©2012 Tune: traditional Greenland Fisheries The Wreck of the Costa Concordia … Continue reading

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