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Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents 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.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Carnival Cruise Lines are Annoyed and Call Safety Concerns Absurd (Disgusting)

Carnival Cruise Lines show their true colors. Their apologies to those who have lost loved ones were obviously not sincere. Why should we expect them to give an honest and sincere reponse to the suggestions made by the victims families. And they continue to grossly understate crime statistics on cruise ships.

Bob Dickinson, president of Carnival Cruise Lines, threw his hands up in the air and said he was annoyed that they were even discussing the Smith case, calling it a "non-event." *

"It has nothing to do with safety on cruise ships, and the fact that we need to get up here and defend our safety record is absurd," Dickinson said
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Hell with taking any action to improve cruise ship safety and secruity, they don't even want to discuss it: Dickinson suggested the panel refrain from discussing the Smith case. "I hate to see you talk about it because you're giving it legs," he said about the story.**

Any action they take will be geared towards improving their public image: Royal Caribbean International President Adam Goldstein said the industry has been giving travel agents "talking points" to emphasize ship security, if customers ask about the Smith case and other safety matters.**

The cruise companies are clueless just like the hundreds of criminal cases involving cruise ships. There are no clues because they have botched investigations and ruined evidence. The cruise lines have again demonstrated their total disregard for the welfare of their customers. And their split personality just like when they kept two sets of books to avoid getting caught when they were illegally dumping toxins into our oceans. Dickinson should immediatley issue a public apology to the International Cruise Victims Organization and then step down.

Well, Mr. Dickinson. We're annoyed that 47 people have gone overboard since the year 2000. We're annoyed that hundreds of family members have been treated with no respect or no real concern. We're annoyed that 93% of the sexual assaults have gone unprosecuted. We think it is absurd that the cruise ship companies have not been charged and arrested for destroying evidence and tampering with crime scenes. Mark our words: business as usual for the cruise lines will be a "non-event." We will not stop until "Sea Marshalls" or another type of independent, trained, experienced security/law enforcement staff are aboard each ship.

* http://www.newsday.com:
Cruise executives optimistic despite fuel prices, safety issues
By ADRIAN SAINZAssociated Press WriterMarch 14, 2006

**Cruise execs: Crime concerns overblown


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sue happy wanabees are just looking for a way to make the cruise line industry look bad. If you want to complain about something, make it worth while!! There is plenty of crime right here in the USA, so why don't you start there? Look at the precentages of people served compared to the number of crimes. Then do the same with a people/crime rate here in the USA!! Now which is worse? Try to do something to lower the crime rate here in the USA and leave the cruise lines alone. If you want marshalls riding each ship, then expect to pay for the increase in cruise tickets.

9/16/2007 9:12 PM  
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10/01/2007 9:06 PM  
Blogger diverdan363 said...

It has nothing to do with being sue happy, there are many individuals that have suffered due to lack of security aboard the non u.s. flagged ships, the illegal dumping of raw sewage, and totally disregard to our environment. There are many cases here and false reports, cruise ship company should be held criminally libel throwed in jail, but of course these are foreign flaged ships with foreign why should they respect the rights of other countries when they enjoy certain imunity from being prosecuted for crimes aboard ship. Maybe your daughter or child will suffer at the hands god forbid of carnival cruise ship. U.S. have laws but they only cover us fagged ships, perhaps we take away flag of convenance they get the message.

11/06/2008 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they aren't telling you is that the ships senior staff are rated by annual internal audits called "Safety Index" audits, they get scored and the audits are fixed so the captains get their bonuses, major safety violations are ignored and hidden, ask to see where they store the towels, you will see the biggest fire hazard on every vessel.
CCL hires Lloyds of London to do impartial inspections, yet the same inspectors and their spouses work part time for CCL, its a conflict of interest.

10/15/2009 6:06 PM  

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