Modern cruise ship deploys lifeboats during a safety drill on March 25, 2012. Recent incidents have led to an increase of safety awareness onboard cruise vessels.
Oregon gas tax will rise from 24 to 30 cents a gallon from January 1st 2011, as a result of legislature passed in 2009 coming into force. Gas prices are the currently the highest they have been since the end of 2008. Portland, Oregon, 30/12/2010.