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Carnival cruise ship rescue costs
« on: March 19, 2013, 06:15:35 PM »

The amount of money that Carnival is costing us for these rescues is shocking.

Senator wants answers on Carnival's repeated mishaps

more at:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57574978/senator-wants-answers-on-carnivals-repeated-mishaps

Millions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rescuing just two Carnival cruise ships, even as the company claims it's exempt from U.S. federal income taxes.

In a scathing letter sent last week, Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., asked Carnival CEO Micky Arison whether his company will reimburse the Coast Guard and U.S. Navy for the cost of responding to two most recent incidents.

Those mishaps involved the Carnival Splendor and the Carnival Triumph. According to information provided by the Coast Guard and the Navy, the federal agencies spent more than $3.4 million tax dollars responding to the Splendor incident. The Coast Guard spent $779,914.26 responding to the Triumph.

When added to other incidents on record, the cost to U.S. taxpayers grows exponentially. There have been more than 90 U.S. Coast Guard "Casualty Investigations" on Carnival Corporation-owned cruise ships in just the past five years, according to Coast Guard records. That's nearly twice the number of the rest of the industry combined.
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Re: Carnival cruise ship rescue costs
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 07:22:10 PM »

Well part of me is saying they did rescue hundreds or maybe even thousands of US citizens who I would assume are mostly tax payers.  But on the other hand in Lake Erie the Coast Guard usually just stands by to make sure there are no injuries and waits for a private tow company :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Carnival cruise ship rescue costs
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 08:02:44 PM »

They pack those carnival cruises like they are sardines instead of people! :(
 
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Re: Carnival cruise ship rescue costs
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 09:21:25 AM »

I think cruise ships that carry mostly American passengers should be required to be registered to the US and not Liberia or wherever they're registered. They should pay taxes and pay for their own problems.

Just another example of corporations doing whatever they can to make a buck and not have to pay for anything.

You couldn't pay me to step foot on a cruise ship. They're just floating germ factories! YUCK!
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