September 17, 2001 |
The Coast Guard stopped a Royal Caribbean cruise ship from coming into Miami while it swept the port after finding a security breach in the Port of Miami's passenger terminal. The three-hour delay reflected heightened security at airports and ports around the country since four passenger planes were hijacked Tuesday. The Coast Guard said an open door was discovered leading to secure areas late Saturday. Officers conducted a security sweep overnight.
November 19, 1988 |
Exploration Cruise Lines, which operates five ocean cruisers, has filed for protection from its creditors and has canceled all voyages not under way in a legal dispute with its parent company, Anheuser-Busch Cos. Voyages to Tahiti and the Caribbean scheduled to end this weekend will be the company's last cruises for now. New cruises due to start this weekend from San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Tahiti, Panama and Mexico have been canceled.
June 7, 2004 |
The cruise ship Island Princess left Whittier after the vessel was scrubbed down following an outbreak last week that sickened more than 400 passengers and crew members. The Princess Cruises ship was heading to Vancouver, Canada, with a new set of passengers, cruise line officials said. On the previous voyage, 375 passengers and 49 crew members complained of Norwalk virus-like symptoms, said Julie Benson, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman.
September 3, 2003 |
A cruise across the North Atlantic was cut short after more than 300 passengers and crew members became sick with a highly contagious stomach virus that caused vomiting and diarrhea. Only two passengers remained ill when the Regal Princess docked in New York City one day earlier than scheduled, said Steve Nielsen of Princess Cruises.
February 14, 1988 |
FBI and Coast Guard officials Saturday night were investigating the drowning of a newlywed woman who fell off a cruise ship earlier in the morning, authorities said. The victim's husband was detained for questioning. Coast Guard Officer Elizabeth Fleming reported that investigators had found "a piece of scalp and some possessions" on the deck where the 27-year-old woman had fallen. Fleming said there was "a possible struggle."
February 13, 1989 |
Aloha Pacific Cruises, a tour company based in Virginia that operates the liner SS Monterey between California and Hawaii, will file for protection from its creditors after efforts to keep the company afloat failed. Aloha's chief operating officer, John Broughan, said the company would seek protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code because of "severe cash shortages and because efforts to obtain additional financing were unsuccessful."
February 3, 2003 |
Nearly 250 passengers and crew on the Sun Princess came down with a gastrointestinal illness during the cruise ship's voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii, Princess Cruises said. It wasn't known if they were suffering from Norwalk or Norwalk-like viruses, which afflicted more than 1,500 cruise ship passengers in recent months. Those with symptoms on the Sun Princess weren't allowed to take shore excursions as the cruise line set to work sanitizing the ship after it arrived in Honolulu.
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September 3, 1994
The San Pedro-based cruise ship on which hundreds of passengers became ill will remain in port while federal investigators continue their search for the cause of the outbreak. A spokesman for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line said the company canceled two Ensenada cruises, one scheduled to depart Friday and one Monday, because the cause of the illness had not been determined.
June 27, 2008 |
Cruise ships would be required to install peepholes in cabin doors, increase guardrail heights and maintain crime report logbooks under sweeping legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. John F. Kerry. The Senate bill, designed to hold the $35.7-billion industry more accountable, mirrors legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) and comes days after Kerry (D-Mass.) led a Senate subcommittee hearing examining cruise ship safety.
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November 7, 2012 |
Democrat Dianne Feinstein, California's senior U.S. senator, won an easy reelection victory over nonprofit executive Elizabeth Emken, her underfunded, little-known Republican challenger. Feinstein, 78, was running for her fourth full term against Emken, 49, an autism activist from Danville whose only previous run was a failed primary bid for a congressional seat. Emken had support, but received little financial help, from the California Republican Party. She raised just $677,000 to Feinstein's more than $9.1 million, filings with the federal government show.