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(Some Guy)   Senator Rockefeller to Carnival Cruise Lines: The Coast Guard spent $4.2 million responding and rescuing you 90 times over five years. When will you pay up? Carnival: Never. It's a "maritime honor" to rescue distressed ships   (skift.com) divider line 21
    More: Stupid, Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Corp., Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator Rockefeller, U.S. Coast Guard, cruise line, Carnival Triumph, Micky Arison  
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2013-04-04 09:03:13 AM  
5 votes:
Next time, the Navy should just take off the passengers, declare Carnival's $500,000,000 ship a hazard to navigation and torpedo it.
2013-04-04 10:01:23 AM  
4 votes:

Molavian: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Next time, the Navy should just take off the passengers, declare Carnival's $500,000,000 ship a hazard to navigation and torpedo it.

That's a bingo.


One ping only..

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2013-04-04 09:48:29 AM  
3 votes:
Let 'em drown, they knew what they were getting into when they bought the tickets.
2013-04-04 08:59:15 AM  
3 votes:
"Your ship is registered where? If you're on fire and sinking, we'll be right there. Otherwise, call the Liberian Coast Guard."
2013-04-04 10:53:21 AM  
2 votes:

WelldeadLink: Senator Rockefeller, when will you pay for all the damage which Congress causes?


Those clowns in Congress have done it again.  What a bunch of clowns.
2013-04-04 08:31:41 AM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: monty666: The whole cruise thing is kind of sleazy and gross.

So it's like sex?


but usually with less poop in the hallways.  usually.
2013-04-04 06:39:55 AM  
2 votes:
Stop harassing job creators!
2013-04-04 11:34:56 AM  
1 votes:
Interesting that in this thread many of our resident conservatives are advocating on the side of Carnival.
Not really a surprise.
2013-04-04 10:51:35 AM  
1 votes:
Senator Rockefeller, when will you pay for all the damage which Congress causes?
2013-04-04 10:38:57 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: monty666: The whole cruise thing is kind of sleazy and gross.

So it's like sex?


yes but with people you see on 'peopleofwalmart.com'
2013-04-04 10:28:56 AM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: TAG has to be for the senator. Dont save people if all you want is to be paid for saving them.


That's what I told the hospital for the ambulance ride. So far, it's gotten me nowhere...
2013-04-04 10:19:53 AM  
1 votes:

Frank N Stein: CarnySaur: I think the Coast Guard should pay us for keeping the cost of drugs and labor artificially high by preventing traffickers and illegal aliens from getting into the country.

Drugs and labor are already cheap. How poor are you?


Hey, I'm not poor, just miserly.
2013-04-04 10:02:48 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: monty666: The whole cruise thing is kind of sleazy and gross.

So it's like sex?


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2013-04-04 09:18:24 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Generation_D: So does the entire Merchant Marine fleet, but those guys aren't causing 90 mayday calls for the same fleet in 5 years.

I'm assuming you can support that assertion with a link?


Nope. Standard grade internet unsupported claim.

I'll start pointing yours out going forward, if we're changing the rules of engagement.
2013-04-04 09:16:35 AM  
1 votes:
Gee, we could almost just not allow Carnival to use US ports anymore....

dittybopper: monty666: The whole cruise thing is kind of sleazy and gross.

So it's like sex?


Yep.  Diseases and all.
2013-04-04 08:52:19 AM  
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: dittybopper: It was taxes and increased regulation that drove the cruise industry to register their ships overseas in the first place.

There are always going to be lower taxes somewhere.  If we didn't allow them to operate in the US without paying taxes, they wouldn't have registered elsewhere.

It's a pretty simple rule change - your ship cannot be registered with any country where less than X% of your cargo or passengers are loaded or unloaded.


You know what happens then?

The cruise lines stop using US ports, and they fly the people who want to cruise to a foreign port for the start and end-points of their cruises.  So you lose any revenue you get from port fees, taxes, local sales of supplies and fuel, and the employment of dock-side cruise workers.
2013-04-04 08:14:13 AM  
1 votes:

monty666: The whole cruise thing is kind of sleazy and gross.


So it's like sex?
2013-04-04 07:47:32 AM  
1 votes:

cman: I wonder if a Fire Department would do something like this to someone who just cant stop setting his things ablaze.


I saw a story on the news where a fire department let a house burn in front of them because the homeowner hadn't paid their annual fee.
2013-04-04 07:25:34 AM  
1 votes:
The Coast Guard often asks Merchant Vessels to respond to emergencies and do not pay them. I see no reason why the reverse is should be expected.
2013-04-04 07:23:38 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder if a Fire Department would do something like this to someone who just cant stop setting his things ablaze.
2013-04-04 06:44:41 AM  
1 votes:
They didn't say it was an honor, they said it was a tradition, which they honor. And they think Congress should honor its traditions as well.
 
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