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June 2, 1990 | Associated Press
Someone set a fire early Friday in a storage room on the luxury liner Regent Star, five days after the ship ran aground in Delaware Bay because of another fire that cut off power, authorities said. No passengers were aboard and no injuries were reported in the blaze, which was controlled within 90 minutes, a firefighter said.
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January 23, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The plight of the Lyubov Orlova has grabbed the imagination of the media with its tale of cannibal rats" aboard an abandoned vessel drifting in the north Atlantic -- possibly toward the U.K. On Thursday, reports surfaced that high winds could be pushing the vessel and its rats toward the shore of western Ireland, Scotland or the southern tip of England. If it weren't for the starving rodents believed to be feeding on one another on the craft, the story of this cruise vessel turned ghost ship could have an aura of romance.
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NEWS
February 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 400-foot luxury liner attempting to dock in the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday night hit an anchored Navy ship and tore several holes in the 110-foot vessel, the Coast Guard said. The accident involving the Viking Princess and the unnamed naval cargo loading craft caused no serious injuries to passengers or crew, Coast Guard Petty Officer Jerry Snyder said. "It's a very small harbor," with only two shipping channels and a small area where the cruise liners have to turn around, Snyder said.
WORLD
February 22, 2012 | By Sarah Delaney, Los Angeles Times
Divers searching the abandoned, half-sunken hull of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Wednesday found eight bodies in an unexplored and difficult- to-reach area of the ship, authorities said. One of the victims found was 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti, whose story of a dream trip with her father turned cruel nightmare moved Italians in the days after the Jan. 13 shipwreck. In other developments Wednesday, prosecutors in the Tuscan coastal town of Grosseto added four ship's officers and three employees of cruise ship company Costa Crociere to the list of people under investigation, joining the captain and the first mate, news reports said.
NEWS
August 8, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 briefly ran aground off the Massachusetts coast Friday night and was leaking fuel, an official said. The ship refloated itself and was anchored, said Coast Guard Lt. Michael Sabellico. He said 2,800 people were aboard but there were no plans to evacuate them. Coast Guard cutters and aircraft were at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1998 | JANE HULSE
As you look over the World War II planes at Camarillo Airport, you'll come across another vintage bird--albeit a post-war baby. It's a 1952 Martin airliner that once carried 44 passengers for TWA. But when you step inside, you won't see rows of seats. Converted to a corporate luxury aircraft in the 1960s, it boasts seating for 16 including several comfy swivel chairs, mahogany liquor cabinet, office quarters, and a powder room. One section converts into a bed.
NEWS
September 18, 1992 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Susan Vaughn writes regularly about architecture for The Times
Tower Burbank is a Modernist skyscraper that commands attention. Its form is sensuous. Its aerodynamic design gives it power and tension. Set at a snappy diagonal to Alameda Avenue, Tower Burbank resembles more than anything a 32-story luxury liner moored at a busy Burbank intersection, awaiting Monday morning passengers at 3900 W. Alameda Ave.
NEWS
July 3, 1987 | Associated Press
A small fire aboard the 383-foot luxury liner Viking Princess forced two crewmen to dive overboard early Thursday, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The ship was docked and only crew members were believed to be on board.
NEWS
January 28, 1995 | Associated Press
The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 has been cited for spewing sewage while anchored in Kailua Bay off the island of Hawaii. The state Maritime Law Enforcement Division cited the liner's agent, Jardine Shipping Agency, this week. They are required to respond within seven days.
OPINION
January 18, 2012
If the captain and crew of the cruise ship Costa Concordia messed up only half as badly as passengers and authorities say, they'd still be a disastrously inept and uncaring bunch. The captain of the Italian liner, reportedly trying to greet people on shore, veered onto rocks, and appears to have abandoned his ship: A transcript shows the Italian coast guard repeatedly and unsuccessfully ordering him to get back on board. Some crew members admirably took on the task of getting people safely off the ship, but others didn't seem to know much more about evacuation procedures than the thousands of desperate passengers who fought against gravity to escape the listing craft.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012
A sinking ship, clashing lightsabers, talking clownfish: Some 2012 movies will look mighty familiar, with added dimension. Studios have converted several of their highest-grossing catalog titles to 3-D and are rereleasing them in theaters. The list includes James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster weepie, "Titanic. " Young Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are due back on the deck of the doomed luxury liner April 6, shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. George Lucas will unspool the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," in 3-D on Feb. 10, And on the heels of last year's surprise box-office hit "The Lion King 3-D" comes an updated version of the underwater adventure "Finding Nemo," due Sept.
HOME & GARDEN
February 14, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Once a symbol of transatlantic luxury liner travel, the steamer trunk has returned as rugged and portable furniture that makes living out of a suitcase seem stylish. Manufacturers such as Three Hands, Interlude and Eco Exotic are using luggage-style details on dressers, desks and cocktail cabinets.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
It was -- in so many ways -- a journey of Titanic proportions. I left behind fires in Orange County and resultant evacuations in my hometown of Irvine. My family was secure but well-prepared for a quick departure if it became necessary. For 17 hours last week, I joined hundreds of aviation thrill-seekers who had crossed oceans, traversed continents and let imaginations run wild while wondering what lay ahead. Nothing like this had happened in nearly four decades.
NEWS
April 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A salvage tug has set out from Hawaii on a $50,000 effort to rescue a dog left aboard a drifting Indonesian oil tanker after the crew was rescued by a luxury liner last week. The captain of the Insiko and 10 members of the crew were rescued Tuesday, nearly three weeks after a fire killed a crew member and left the ship without power or communications. The body is still aboard.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2001 | JOHN PORRETTO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding is piecing together something that hasn't been made in America in more than four decades--a cruise ship. Ingalls' contract with Miami-based American Classic Voyages Co. created a new line of business for a company that for more than 60 years has been building Navy destroyers and other ships. When the spinoff businesses are added in, the so-called Project America means hundreds of new jobs in and around this small Gulf Coast city.
NEWS
April 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A salvage tug has set out from Hawaii on a $50,000 effort to rescue a dog left aboard a drifting Indonesian oil tanker after the crew was rescued by a luxury liner last week. The captain of the Insiko and 10 members of the crew were rescued Tuesday, nearly three weeks after a fire killed a crew member and left the ship without power or communications. The body is still aboard.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
The government has chartered a luxury liner for use in an eight-day military exercise this month simulating a terrorist attack on a U.S. commercial vessel, military officials said in Honolulu. The 682-foot, 800-passenger cruise ship Independence will suspend tourist cruises beginning Aug. 29 for the exercises, which will involve the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
NEWS
December 28, 2000 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breeze was kicking up and a line of squalls was bearing down that morning on Albemarle Sound, a ragged gash cutting into the upper North Carolina coastline. At the U.S. Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, N.C., where the Pasquotank River widens into the Albemarle, much of the base was deserted, as it almost always is on a Sunday morning. The four-man search and rescue crew was whiling its way through the first part of its 24-hour shift. Lt.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1998 | JANE HULSE
As you look over the World War II planes at Camarillo Airport, you'll come across another vintage bird--albeit a post-war baby. It's a 1952 Martin airliner that once carried 44 passengers for TWA. But when you step inside, you won't see rows of seats. Converted to a corporate luxury aircraft in the 1960s, it boasts seating for 16 including several comfy swivel chairs, mahogany liquor cabinet, office quarters, and a powder room. One section converts into a bed.
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