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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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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Carnival Cruise Lines Chooses Profits over Passenger Safety: "I'll Never Go on a Cruise Again"

Sunday Star Times, 7/16/07
Carnival's Subsidiary P&O Australia Cruise Lines makes decision to put passengers at risk rather than loose money by cancelling or re-routing P&O Pacific Star. When customers were shown to their rooms, boards were lined up along the corridor, and were soon put up to cover each cabin window. Hundreds of Kiwi holidaymakers suffered a horrendous night at sea on Tuesday as hurricane-force winds battered their cruise ship off the North Island's north coast. Passengers, including many schoolchildren on holiday, were exposed to 12 hours of extreme weather.

Captain Ivan Jerman said the hurricane-force winds, which averaged 75 knots gusting to 90 knots, and 9m swells were the worst conditions he had sailed in during his 35-year career at sea.
The Pacific Star suffered considerable damage, including broken windows, damage to the bow and the loss of a satellite dish overboard.
One passenger, Joy Meekings, from Whangaparaoa, said she would never go on a cruise again. Already anxious about sailing, Meekings said the appalling weather forecast heightened her concerns as she boarded the ship in Auckland on Tuesday.


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