Concordia, Triumph, Splendor and HB80


The Concordia, Triumph and Splendor, of course, are all ships owned by Carnival Cruise Lines or its subsidiaries. And all three have turned their passengers’ dream trips into nightmares. HB80 is the Alaska Legislature’s capitulation to the threats of the cruise industry. Is WC the only one who sees a disconnect here? The hulk of…

Shell Game: The Great Asian Boat Lift


After a long and suspiciously quiet interval, there is word from Shell. You’ll recall that when we last examined Shell’s situation, it had one damaged drill rig anchored in a remote bay on Kodiak Island and one damaged drill ship in Seward, lightly papered with U.S. Coast Guard notices of violations. Royal Dutch Shell, the…