Tag Archives: disaster at sea

SOLAS LAW proves to be overdue for revision after Costa Concordia disaster. SS Yarmouth Castle horrendous fire recalled.

A South Korean passenger walks with Italian firefighters after being rescued from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground near the Tuscan island of Giglioa – after spending two days in a cabin two decks above the water line. It is understood the pair, who are 29 years old, are in good condition. Cruise and liner history: SOLAS ... Read More »

Video on the tragic sinking of the RMS VESTRIS (1928)

Cruise and Liner History: Video on the tragic sinking of the RMS VESTRIS (1928) … The RMS Vestris was a passenger and cargo liner built by Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd. of Belfast, Ireland, for the Lamport & Holt Line. She weighed 10,660 gross tons, had twin screw propulsion, a speed of 15 knots, and could carry 280 first class, ... Read More »

September 17, 1949 – 6O years ago – The SS Noronic Fire: a Toronto Disaster – A fire at sea.

September 17, 1949 – 60 Years Ago Today – Cruise History. The SS Noronic Fire: a Toronto Disaster – A fire at sea. The 60th Anniversary of the horrible disaster. THE SHIP: The SS Noronic was launched June 2, 1913 in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada.She was built by the Western Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company for the Northern Navigation Company, ... Read More »

September 8, 2009 marks the 75th Anniversary of the luxury liner Morro Castle disaster.

Today, marks the 75th Anniversary of the luxury liner SS Morro Castle disaster. This is highlighted by recently found home movie footage. These great cruise history videos have never been seen before.  They show the September 8, 1934 fire aboard the cruise ship. (Photo credits caremaritime.com and wardline.com.) The 16mm film shows aftermath of fire aboard Ward Line steamship that ... Read More »