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In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A maze of rules and regulations and fragmented oversight make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety records of cruise ships.

02/16/2013

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Plano Couple Happy To Be Home From Anniversary Cruise

Catching sight of her father, 7-year-old Isabelle Raade broke into a run, landing in his arms. After a week away from her parents, she’s happy to have them back. “I missed them,” she said.

02/15/2013

Crippled Carnival Cruise Ship Arrives In Mobile

Passengers Slog Home After ‘Horrible’ Cruise

Passengers who finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship were checking into hotels early Friday for a hot shower, food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.

02/15/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Passengers Describe Decrepit Cruise Conditions

A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated.

02/14/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Carnival Cancels 12 More Cruises On Troubled Ship

Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled voyages through April aboard the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems in recent weeks and was finally left powerless in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine-room fire.

02/13/2013

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Disabled Cruise Ship’s Conditions In Dispute

A cruise line said that it is making the passengers aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting the accounts of some passengers.

02/13/2013

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Texans Stranded On Cruise Ship In The Gulf

Angie South of Allen was counting down the days until the cruise she had planned with 14 girlfriends. The four-day voyage on the Carnival Triumph, however, did not go so triumphantly.

CBS 11–02/11/2013

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Judge Approves BP Gulf Spill Settlement

A judge approved an agreement for BP to plead guilty and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/29/2013

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BP Settlement Payments Top $1 Billion

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement.

01/10/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Transocean’s Oil Spill Deal Will Help Gulf

A settlement between the Justice Department and Transocean will pump dollars into projects designed to help the Gulf Coast recover from the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.

01/04/2013

Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

Feds, Transocean Reach $1.4B Deal Over Gulf Spill

The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/03/2013

In this, provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Oil May Be Seeping From Deepwater Horizon Site

CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark on the fifth day of a little-known mission to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

12/13/2012

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