Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bloglines - News about Congressional Hearings on Cruise Safety

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Safe Cruise
COMING in 2006: Project Safe Cruise. See details below. Leave a message below about any incidents that have happened to you involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace. There was no investigation.

News about Congressional Hearings on Cruise Safety

By Safe Cruise Blog

Families seek investigation of crimes on cruise ships
STAMFORD (AP) 01/04/2006 — Relatives of cruise passengers who disappeared on the high seas are forming a new group to seek industry reforms, saying they want to draw attention to how they were treated and the extent of crimes aboard the ships. The group, which includes eight families so far, will seek a second hearing before Congress. The new group does not have a name yet, but is organizing through an e-mail,

Indviduals who have been victims of or witnesses to crimes or safety incidents while on cruises or shore excursions can also send emails to or and we wll also forward the information to the subcommittee.

Transcripts of testimony and statements given to the subcommittee at the hearing are now available at:

Shays' Subcommittee Testimoney

Shays'Subcommittee Statements

Jacksonville Business Journal
December 19, 2005:
Congress reviews cruises

London Free Press - Canada
December 17, 2005:
Congress to investigate cruise ships

All Headline News
December 14, 2005:
Government Looks into High Seas Disappearances

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