US Senators introduce cruise ship safety act

US Florida Senators, Rick Scott (pictured) and Marco Rubio have introduced the ‘Set Sail Safely Act’. This is aimed at establishing a Maritime Task Force, in co-ordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow [Read more...]

2020-09-24T20:24:52+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Safety|

Geollect helps Carnival return to operations

Geollect’s situational awareness and asset tracking tools are claimed to be providing the world’s largest cruise line with clarity. As Carnival Corp’s ships return to sea, the company will be supporting operations with the same tools designed for the Royal Navy and the International Group [Read more...]

2020-09-24T20:21:53+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Safety|

DeCurtis moves into port operations via tie-up

DeCurtis Corp has partnered with SMS International Shore Operations, which manages port experiences and operations for cruise ships. SMS will operate DeCurtis patented Shield Kiosks to automate the health check questionnaire process and provide temperature screening as part of its new health and safety initiative, [Read more...]

2020-09-24T17:04:28+00:00 September 24th, 2020|Safety|

CLIA acts on health protocols

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has adopted mandatory core elements of a set of health protocols to be implemented as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations. A critical next step, now that initial sailings have begun effectively with strict protocols in Europe, [Read more...]

2020-09-22T07:51:59+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|Safety|

LSA servicing and inspection should be maintained

With an increasing number of vessels returning to service following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Survitec has advised that ships’ life-saving appliances (LSA) are maintained according to their original service schedules in order to avoid delays. Operators must have a valid safety certificates in place [Read more...]

2020-09-12T08:06:49+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|

Silversea gets DNV GL health certificate

Silversea’s ‘Silver Spirit’ has become the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail with a certificate in infection prevention for maritime (CIP-M) from DNV GL. The CIP-M programme is built on DNV GL Healthcare’s expertise in infection risk management. Using the experience from over 4,000 audits [Read more...]

2020-09-12T07:53:45+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|

Hurtigruten taken to task

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has criticised Hurtigruten for deviating from health and safety policy and regulations in the midst of the pandemic.   It said in a report that Hurtigruten failed to announce or log both suspicion and subsequent confirmation of the Corona virus on [Read more...]

2020-09-12T07:28:39+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|