Defunct Cruise Lines
Royal Caribbean International was founded in 1968 by three companies Anders Wilhelmsen & Company I.M. Skaugen & Company, and Gotaas Larsen, their first ship the Song of Norway, came into service in 1970 and 12 months later the Nordic Prince was added to the fleet, the company continued to expand and went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1993.
As of 2012 royal Caribbean have a fleet of 21 cruise ships including the world’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas.
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.