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Feb 22, 2013
Commission Strengthens Cruise Line Passenger Protections and Proposes to Extend Tariff Rate Publication Exemption to Foreign Registered NVOCCs
During its meeting on February 13, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission approved measures that would strengthen protections for cruise line customer deposits and prepayments, while reducing financial responsibility requirements imposed on smaller cruise lines.
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Feb 20, 2013
Carnival Cruise Line Alert – Passenger Vessel CARNIVAL TRIUMPH Company Sponsored Passenger Compensation Program
Carnival Cruise Lines recently notified the Commission that it intends to compensate passengers who were onboard the CARNIVAL TRIUMPH when a fire occurred in the vessel’s engine room earlier this month.​
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Feb 20, 2013
Carnival Cruise Line Alert - Carnival Triumph Cancellations
The Federal Maritime Commission has been in regular contact with Carnival Cruise Lines (Carnival) over the past several days. Carnival has notified the Commission that it will cancel several cruises in light of an engine room fire that occurred aboard the passenger vessel CARNIVAL TRIUMPH earlier this month.
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Feb 07, 2013
Commission Meeting Schedule for February 13, 2013
Update: The meeting agenda (originally published February 7, 2013) is revised to remove Item 4.
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Jan 30, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle Joins the Commission
On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed President Obama’s nomination of William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner. Commissioner Doyle was sworn in on January 10, 2013.
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