Safety 2018-01-09T11:45:02+00:00


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AECO launches Arctic field staff online assessment

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ (AECO’s) has launched Field Staff Online Assessment as part of the trade organisation’s efforts to manage responsible and sustainable tourism in the Arctic. Field staff are among the industry’s most important [Read more...]

January 24th, 2018|

RMT slams ‘Arcadia’ lifeboat accident

UK-based maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body demanding urgent action over lifeboat safety after a routine training exercise on P&O’s Bermuda-registered ‘Arcadia’ in the Azores almost ended in tragedy. Five [Read more...]

January 24th, 2018|

Captain’s manoeuvring error caused allision

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that the probable cause of the ‘Carnival Pride’s’ 2016 allision with a pier and elevated passenger embarkation walkway was the staff captain’s errors during the docking manoeuvre. According to [Read more...]

January 24th, 2018|

Carnival in health inspection scare

As reported in the Miami Herald Two of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet have received failed grades in health inspections designed to control the spread of gastro-intestinal illnesses. ‘Carnival Vista’ and ‘Carnival Breeze’ both [Read more...]

January 24th, 2018|