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Fire at Sea: Tragedy of the SS Morro Castle

On the morning of 8 September 1934, en route from Havana to New York, the ship caught fire and burned, killing 137 passengers and crew members.   She was a luxury ocean liner of the 1930s that was built for the Ward Line for runs between New York City and Havana, Cuba. The Morro Castle was named for the Morro ... Read More »

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 »

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 »