In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 1 1 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector.
Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag, and the largest — in 30 years — to be built
Blount Marine Corporation, Warren, R.I., recently announced the delivery of the M/V Spirit of Boston to Holiday Cruise II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International headquartered in Norfolk, Va. The 192-foot-long by 35-footwide dinner/excursion
Royal Viking Line A/S, Norwegian^ flag world cruise line, has named Erland M. Raastad managing director in the Oslo headquarters.' iBased in Oslo, Royal Viking Line A / S is the parent company of* Royal Viking Line, and handles all operations for the three-vessel fleet —Royal Viking Star,
The American Association of Port Authorities will hold its 75th Annual Convention September 28- October 2 at the Omni International Hotel in Miami. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AAPA represents public seaport agencies throughout the Western Hemisphere,
"In a nutshell that's (the job at Scott) what I did, he said. "I just wanted a decent job where somebody would hire me and pay me a decent wage." Not desiring a career in the toilet paper business, McLeod left Scott and decided to try his hand
A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.
The cruise industry, slowed at the end of 1990 and the beginning of this year by the Persian Gulf War combined with a national recession, is showing signs of recovery. Some of the biggest operators out of Florida, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise and Norwegian Cruise,
The U.S. one-day market is one of the fastest growing segments of the North American cruise industry; the Baltic luxury ferry market is one of the most well-developed cruise markets in Europe. Why do Scandinavians purchase 27 times more short