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New buoyant cruise ship lifejacket introduced

Survitec has claimed to have taken lifejacket safety and performance beyond the regulatory requirement by introducing a lifejacket range that has a minimum 150 Newton buoyancy. The re-engineering of its existing ‘Premier’ lifejacket range to increase buoyancy and [Read more...]

November 29th, 2019|

US cruise passenger act introduced

US Republicans Doris Matsui, D-Caif, and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb, recently introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) aimed at strengthening passenger safety on cruise ships. The CPPA would seek to improve the passenger safety measures signed into law [Read more...]

November 29th, 2019|

‘Viking Sky’ very close to grounding

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) has issued an interim report on the ‘Viking Sky’s’ blackout near Hustadvika, Norway, on 23rd March, 2019. The incident in stormy seas led to 479 passengers being evacuated by helicopter. AIBN [Read more...]

November 15th, 2019|

Survitec opens cruise ship HQ in Miami

Marine safety equipment supplier Survitec has opened a dedicated cruise ship headquarters in Miami. The new facility can handle worldwide cruise ship supplies with specialist procurement and logistics teams aimed at building up a complete supply chain department. [Read more...]

October 26th, 2019|

Another collision on the Danube

A second major river cruise boat collision occurred on the River Danube on 5th October. Five passengers were injured of which two were hospitalised on board the river cruise boat ‘Prinzessin Isabella’ when she collided with a cargo [Read more...]

October 11th, 2019|

Miko Plasters fitted on ‘The World’

Preparations for the largest privately-owned residential cruise ship, ‘The World’, to sail the Northwest Passage across Canada from Nuuk, Greenland to Nome, Alaska this summer have included the purchase of a Miko Plasters Polar Kit as a defence [Read more...]

September 13th, 2019|