Italian Court Needs to Demonstrate a Need for Sea Ethics!

Appalling, yet not surprising for Italy’s justice system.  It took the courts two a half years to impose 16 years of prison to Captain Schettino of the  infamous Costa Concordia.  Although it may seem a lot of years, he won’t … 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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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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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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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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Lankan survivor on board wrecked Italian vessel recounts ordeal

Asela Kruluwansa Amila Danushka Kahadagamage of Gamini Pura, the only Sri Lankan on board the Italian luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia which ran aground earlier in the month, arrived home safely last week. Kahadagamage had been working on the cruise … Continue reading

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A heart-warming story: Parrish priest helps Costa Concordia survivors

Janauary 29, 2012. (Romereports.com) It’s a day that will never be forgotten. It’s was tragedy that was heard all over the world. On January 13th a disaster struck off the coast of Italy, when a cruise ship began to sink, … Continue reading

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