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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Cruise Lines International Association
After returning from a cruise on the legendary Rhine, I'm happily considering trips to other iconic waterways, such as the Danube, for next year. Sure, there were a few wrinkles, but they didn't take away from what I found was a charming, intimate experience — with not only the river, but also the people on the ship.
At a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday looking into the deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship accident, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV called for improved safety regulations and more environmental protection — and also criticized the cruise industry for not paying enough taxes.
The luxury cruise liner that ran aground off the Italian coast has rattled even the most die-hard "cruisers" in an industry where catastrophic accidents are rare, but it's unlikely to do significant long-term damage.
The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are tightening up their oversight of BP and its contractors cleaning up the mess on the oily Gulf Coast.