A passenger aboard the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas contacted me yesterday evening stating that:
The engine room fire which erupted aboard Ponant’s luxury cruise ship, Le LeBoréal, near the Falkland Islands on Wednesday night was far more serious than initially reported by the cruise line.
Bahamas Reaches Record Murder Rate, As Chief of Tourism Police Says “Downtown Nassau Safe for Tourists”
The Bahamas just reached 128 murders for the year, a new record for the country. By way of comparison, in 2014, there were 328 murders in New York City with a population of 8,500,000 or roughly 3.85 per 100,000 population.
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Although crime in the country of Honduras has declined in the past two years, the U.S. Department of State continues to warn that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains “critically high.”
A 23 year old female Filipino crew member, who alleges that she was raped onboard a NYK cruise ship, filed a claim against the cruise line in Tokyo, Japan.
Royal Caribbean Cruises President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Goldstein sold 90,000 shares of the cruise line’s stock today.
A Brazilian labor court ordered the payment of fines, wages, overtime and “moral damages” to eleven (11) crew of the MSC Magnifica after finding that they had been subjected to working conditions similar to “slaves.”
An Italian news station reports that a Costa crew member allegedly sexually molested a 15 yer old girl aboard the Costa Diadema.
In a decision which has wide reaching implications for ship owners, the Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the decision of the Commercial Court that a bunker supply contract incorporating a retention of title (“ROT”) clause together with a right to consume the bunkers before payment is not a contract to which the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“SOGA”) applies.