I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950s–excerpt

From somewhere I heard, “Don’t be chicken! Get your suit on!” It was Patrick beckoning me, if not daring me. He’s nine, too. Why can’t I be as brave as he is? Now I felt really shy, especially since we … Continue reading

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Another Night to Remember– a Vanity Fair feature article

Vanity Fair’s feature on the Costa Concordia is a must read. In chronological order, it encompasses all parties involved: survivors, crew (esp. the captain), Italian Coast Guard and divers, the heroic mayor of Giglio, the townspeople, etc. with great detail. … Continue reading

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This is the shipwreck story from Hell! Unfortunately it was drowned out by the Costa Concordia story that was traveling  the world concurrently. I wonder why the dichotomy. Every time I read such incidents I question who’s minding ethics on … Continue reading

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Surviving the Sinking Of the Sea Diamond: an interview

The Sinking of the Sea Diamond Gare Maritime by Mike Poirier Tuesday 17 January 2012 The sinking of the Costa Concordia has drawn inevitable comparisons with both Titanic and other maritime disasters. In this verbatim interview by Michael Poirier, a … Continue reading

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Drifting fishermen die after luxury cruise liner sails past but doesn’t stop

  Is Carnival Cruise Lines too big to care? Read this appalling article and  decide for yourself. My question is, who is monitoring ethics at sea?  PAUL KORING WASHINGTON— Globe and Mail Update Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00AM EDT 21 comments … Continue reading

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How to Prevent the Next Titanic: Shifting Our Focus From Ships to the Ocean Itself

April 18, 2012 Costas Synolakis Professor, civil and environmental engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering; Director, USC Tsunami Research Center GET UPDATES FROM COSTAS SYNOLAKIS Like Posted: 04/13/2012 11:35 am Costa Concordia , Costa Concordia Disaster , Marine Safety , Ocean … Continue reading

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Local Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor and Author Will Release New Novel, I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria, at Mariners Church in Detroit, Sunday, April 15

Local Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor and Author Will Release New Novel, I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria, at Mariners Church in Detroit, Sunday, April 15 The release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, April 15, 2012 NOVI, … Continue reading

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CBS News Radio/WWJ local

Here is the podcast interview on CBS/WWJ 950 Detroit with Beth Fisher for the launch of I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950 at Mariners Church. I hope you learn some additional facts about this … Continue reading

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Chapter One (excerpt): I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950

My loving Nonnis had decided to make the ultimate sacrifice for me. They would accompany me to Detroit, Michigan, where I would “meet” my mother and become a member of the family she had started there. Our dear friend Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Unique Event at Mariners Church of Detroit Honors the 100th Titanic Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pierette Simpson 248-349-8557 Pierette@pierettesimpson.com Local Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor and Author Will Release New Novel, I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria, at Mariners Church in Detroit, Sunday, April 15 The release coincides with the 100th … Continue reading

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