Kent (PRWEB UK) 27 September 2012
The Travel Daily News has reported that the additional safety rule brings the existing safety rules over and beyond what is presently applicable. There are never too many rules when it comes to placing the safety of passengers as paramount. The Life Boat Loading for Training Purposes requires that lifeboats are launched once every 6 months. During the launching of the lifeboats, each boat will be filled to capacity with crew members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and European Cruise Council (ECC) and manoeuvred in the water making it as realistic as possible to familiarise the crew with lifeboat operation. With safety being the main issue here, every crewmember who would ever be involved in some way in either operating or loading lifeboats is obligated to mandatory attendance for these training sessions. Smaller cruise liners will need to arrange their similar training up to the same standards.
This is not by any means the end of safety reviews as the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review continually receives recommendations from an external panel consisting of maritime and safety experts. Not only is there the running of the lifeboats, there are other areas of safety that are being updated. A few current reviews that are in the pipeline are three policies addressing issues related to passage planning, personnel access to the bridge and lifejackets.
As travel and tourism is an industry that is growing immensely, airlines and cruise liners are ensuring that safety is at top of their priority lists so that vacationers can have great memories from holidays or simply from during time spent travelling using these facilities.
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