Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
The unsanitary conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph after an engine fire disabled the cruise liner in February captured national headlines, but it’s not the first such mishap in recent years, according to The New York Times article “Lack of Backup Power Puts Cruise Passengers at the Ocean’s Mercy” published on February 24, 2013. Accidents at sea have raised questions about the safety of cruise travel and the rights and protections that passengers can expect when they step on board a cruise liner. As a personal injury attorney for nearly 20 years, Richard P. Console, Jr., of Console & Hollawell, takes on the matter from a safety angle, reflecting on the impact that these recent events could have on improving passenger safety in the long run.
“A rash of recent cruise ship mishaps have plagued the cruise industry so far in 2013, garnering so much national attention that would-be travelers are second-guessing their vacation plans and politicians are calling for changes across the entire cruise line industry,” Console said. “But what can – and should – a passenger bill of rights really do to protect travelers? And just how much danger is your family in when you board a cruise ship? Instead of serving as a personal deterrent to take cruise vacations, some are looking at these misadventures at sea as an opportunity to make cruise liners safer for travelers everywhere.”
In his most recent article, “Will a Bill of Rights Help Cruise Ship Passengers Left Out to Sea?” Console examines some of the dangers that passengers may face during vacations, like crime and safety hazards. Console explores some of the ways that both cruise lines and passengers can make a typically safe mode of travel even safer.