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Crews Secure Cruise Ship That Tore Loose in Alabama

The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it’s being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship. Wind gusts near hurricane strength …

Travel Industry Unfazed by Latest Carnival Cruise Ship Saga

Global cruise giant Carnival Corp. found itself in deep doo-doo this week, due to alarming reports about an engine room fire that left one of its jam-packed U.S. passenger ships adrift and awash in raw sewage in the Gulf of …

Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers Have Little Cause to Sue

After four days on a crippled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, stifling heat and hours-long waits for food, at least one passenger from the Carnival Triumph is seeking legal revenge. But lawyers familiar with cruise ship lawsuits suggest angry passengers …

Cruise Ship Crash Captain Hears Evidence in Packed Italian Court

The captain of the cruise ship that crashed into an Italian reef appeared in court this week to hear the evidence against him, while hundreds of passengers who survived the deadly shipwreck and the families of those who died in …

U.S. Lawsuits Target Carnival in Italy Cruise Crash

Hundreds of passengers from the stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where it ran aground are pressing ahead with lawsuits in the U.S. against Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line. …

Four More Bodies Found on Italian Costa Concordia Cruise Liner

Salvage workers have found four more bodies in the submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner, bringing the confirmed number of dead to 21 on the ship that ran aground and capsized off the Italian coast last month, authorities said on Wednesday. …

Cruise Ship Industry Leaves Crash Victims Little Hope for Recovery

When Walter Henry Alderfer learned last month about the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy, it brought back bad memories. In April 2007, he, his wife and his daughter were aboard the Sea Diamond cruise ship when it struck a reef …

Lawyers Jump Into Cruise Ship Disaster Cases

Soon after Mitchell Proner, a New York personal-injury lawyer, heard about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, he sprang into action. Proner, who specializes in motorcycle-accident lawsuits, has never litigated a maritime case. But he …

Costa Cruises Offers Settlements to Passengers

Costa Cruises has offered to pay 11,000 euros ($14,500) in compensation to each of the more than 3,000 passengers aboard the ship that capsized near the island of Giglio two weeks ago, Italian consumer groups said on Friday. The offer, …

Hannover Re Expects Major Loss from Costa Concordia Capsize

German reinsurer Hannover Re AG says it expects the fatal capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to cost it tens of millions of euros (dollars).Hannover Re said it expects losses of some (euro) 30 million ($39 million) from marine …