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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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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cruise Ship Death Due to Rough Seas - Same Ship That Sank the Andrea Doria 50 Years Ago

British man dies aboard cruise ship

Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating the death of a 70-year-old British man aboard a cruise ship that docked recently in Halifax. The man is thought to have fallen down a stairway aboard the MV Athena during rough weather. No foul play is suspected. The 482-passenger Athena was travelling from Falmouth, England, to St. John’s, N.L., but docked in Halifax because of rough weather, including some heavy seas with nine-metre waves.


Published: September 23, 2006
Among its oceangoing sisters, the S.S. Stockholm has always been infamous as the ill-fated vessel that struck and sank the Italian liner Andrea Doria in dense fog off Nantucket 50 years ago. The collision — on July 25, 1956 — resulted not only in 51 deaths and the daring rescue of hundreds from the swells of the Atlantic; it also assured a name for the Stockholm as “the death ship” of the high seas.
Steaming out of Falmouth last week, the 16,000-tonner built in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1948, lived up to its past, encountering weather that the British aboard described by turns as “frightful,” “a spot rough,” “very heavy” and “bloody terrifyingly bad.” “Everybody was buffeted around,” said Katharyn Anderson, a homemaker from Devon traveling with her brother, Brian Thomson. “Plates were flying, cups, glasses, everything. They had to take the glass tables down and lay them on the floor.” Ms. Anderson and other passengers said the 40-foot swells and gale- force winds were in fact so strong that an unfortunate 70-year-old doctor was knocked to the floor on Tuesday night and died. It just happened,” he said with a shrug. “A lot of bad things happen on the sea.”


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