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Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at least $100 million for its

History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake

When the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off Italy’s West Coast Friday night, it marked one of the most horrific ship accidents since Titanic in 1912. Captain Francesco Schettino has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of manslaughter after he allegedly steered the cruise

Change the Death on High Seas Act

In 1920 Congress enacted the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) in an effort to provide a remedy for families who lost loved ones, particularly seamen, while engaged in maritime activity. Initially, the law covered various deaths occurring on the high seas on vessels