In This Issue:
- Maritima in the Press
- 1% Pirate, 99% Disorder
- Writhing Death of The TWIC
Excerpt from Maritima in the Press
We observe that maritima is the hot topic in the press this season. The RENA in antipodal New Zealand started with the odour of criminalisation. To the great credit of New Zealand lawyers, the court and the government no media-propelled pre-emptive judgment was made. Similarly, the Italian court in the COSTA CONCORDIA matter batted down some charges but the master remains at serious risk. Costa seems to have a contagion of not getting it right. There was a fire on COSTA ALLEGRA in the Indian Ocean this week. All this is occurring as we lead up to the centennial of TITANIC in April. Masters remain incarcerated without charge in Panama and Venezuela for alleged crimes. There is nothing new under the maritime sun....
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