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Safe Cruise

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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Government could save $50 billion per year by having two shifts of white collar employees work each day. Office space costs $50,000/year for each employee yet we only use space 30% of time. We can no longer afford to have banker's hours for all. With over 2 million federal employees this cost-free paradigm change could avoid lay offs/furloughs and reduce pollution. See new plan at http://whitecollargreenspace.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 22, 2008

California Considers Legislation to Put Independent Officers on Cruise Ships

Press Release: Ocean Ranger Bill Introduced in California
SAMMAMISH, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Cruise Victims Association(ICV) a not-for-profit corporation formed by victims and families of victims of cruise crimes, is pleased to announce that major legislation has been introduced in California. Senator Joe Simitian has introduced a bill sponsored by the Earth Island Institute to protect California waters from cruise ship pollution and cruise ship passengers from crimes on the high seas. The legislation will establish the California Ocean Ranger program, placing independent officers with certifications in marine engineering and public safety on every cruise ship transiting California waters.
The Ocean Rangers will perform three important tasks:
-- Oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment. The cruise industry has been convicted for dumping, tampering with pollution control equipment, and falsifying logbooks. California must protect its coastal waters.
-- Deter crime and ensure important criminal evidence is not destroyed or improperly handled. The incidence of serious crimes on cruise ships (thefts, rapes, assaults, and suspected homicides) has reached epidemic proportions.
-- Coordinate with Homeland Security agencies to be a first line of defense against terrorism attacks in U.S. ports of call. Tens of thousands of foreign nationals have direct access to U.S. port cities every day via cruise ships, with minimal or no oversight.


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