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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991
An argument between two crew members on a luxury cruise ship led to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Portuguese man just after the ship Dawn Princess left Ensenada for its return to San Pedro Friday morning. Some of the 890 passengers disembarking Friday said they were still unaware of the killing, which took place near the crew's mess hall just before 8 p.m. Thursday when the ship was about 20 miles off the coast of Mexico.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999
Closing a dark chapter in Disneyland history, guests rode the sailing ship Columbia around the park's Rivers of America on Monday for the first time since a tourist was killed Christmas Eve while waiting to board. With the cry "bow line clear!" sea chanteys echoing on board and a news helicopter beating accompaniment above, crew members in striped socks and three-cornered hats eased the 212-ton ship away from the dock just before 1 p.m.
WORLD
July 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Spanish Civil Guard heightened a battle over a $500-million treasure of gold and silver coins from a shipwreck when it seized a vessel belonging to a Tampa, Fla.-based company. The Ocean Alert was seized three miles off the southeastern coast. The Civil Guard acted on an order of a Spanish judge who in June instructed police to seize two vessels of Odyssey Marine Exploration if they left the British colony of Gibraltar and entered Spanish waters.
NEWS
August 14, 1999 | From Reuters
U.S. agents using welding torches and crowbars discovered 132 Chinese illegal immigrants in a secret compartment in the hold of a ship docked in Savannah, Ga., immigration officials said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service spokeswoman Sue Brown said the migrants were found by agents acting on a tip that Prince Nicholas, a ship registered in Cyprus, was smuggling illegal immigrants.
NEWS
September 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A fire broke out aboard a 370-foot cargo ship at anchor outside New York Harbor, injuring a crewman. A police helicopter evacuated the burned crew member to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition. The fire apparently began in the engine room of the Dutch-registered tanker, which had just unloaded cocoa beans in Brooklyn, Coast Guard officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Nineteen crew members injured in a gas leak Friday aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise liner were released from the hospital Saturday, and all but one returned to the ship to begin a voyage along the Baja coast, a spokesman for the cruise line said. Three crew members were killed by hydrogen sulfide gas in a sewage pipe they were trying to repair aboard the Monarch of the Seas. One injured crew member remained in a hotel Saturday for observation, said cruise line spokesman Michael Sheehan.
NEWS
March 10, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush signed into law on Monday a bill to allow gambling on American cruise ships. Sponsors in Congress said the intent is to make U.S.-flag cruise ships more competitive with foreign-flag ships that offer gambling. The measure eliminates federal prohibitions against gambling on cruise liners operating outside the three-mile, state-waters limit. Gambling will be allowed, provided that it is not the main purpose of the cruise.
WORLD
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A top U.S. admiral says Navy ships off Myanmar's coast will leave after failing to get the military government's permission to help with cyclone relief efforts. Adm. Timothy J. Keating, the top commander in the Pacific, said he wants the aircraft carrier Essex and accompanying vessels to resume their previously scheduled duties Thursday. The ships were in the region for international exercises. Keating made them available to help with relief efforts after last month's cyclone, but Myanmar allowed only limited U.S. military aid flights and barred the ships from approaching.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1998 | Nancy Rivera Brooks
The Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises said it has ordered two more mega-ships, which will increase the Princess fleet to 13 ships and 22,500 berths. The two yet-to-be-named ships will each cost about $425 million, weigh more that 109,000 tons and be able to carry up to 2,600 passengers. The ships, which are being built by the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy, will be delivered in the spring and fall of 2001.
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