Marine link
 

Cruise Ship Safety Jumps To The Forefront

Following a spate of problems, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has launched a cruise ship safety review task force that will focus on safety in the cruise ship industry.

Radm. James C. Card, the USCG's chief of marine safety, security and environmental protection, has commissioned the task force in response to four recent passenger vessel mishaps that required the offloading of passengers. Although the USCG said there is no indication of a link between the incidents, Radm. Card felt that the occurrence of four mishaps in a span of six weeks necessitated a review.

At press time, the task force has begun inspection of about 125 cruise ships currently operating in U.S. waters and embarking from U.S. ports. The task force agenda includes: a review of trends within the cruise ship industry to identify possible causal factors leading to the four incidents; identification of possible safety system inconsistencies within the industry and issues of concern to the USCG; making recommendations for improvements as required, and working with industry, through partnering, in implementing adopted recommendations.




Maritime Security History

A Family Tradition With legal battles in the rearview mirror, McAllister is set to thrive
AISE '96 PREVIEW CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
American Waterways Operators
API 1994 Tanker Conference
Det Norske Veritas, USCG In Passenger Ship Control Agreements
Financing Will Be Critical To Health Of Changing, Growing Maritime Industry
FY '93 TRP Competition Complete: $190 Million Awarded
Gaming Boom Continues
Gore Speaks At Carrier Christening In Newport News
Hearer, Faster & Cheaper,,. Distress Alerting Via Inmarsat
House Passes Maritime Subsidies Bill Overwhelmingly $1.2 Billion Earmarked For Maritime Security Fleet; Series Transition Payments To Come For Yards
IGBE To Feature Casino Boat Builders, Suppliers
Inland Issues Safety Of Towing Vessels, Environment; And Efficient Intermodal Shipping Top Agendas
Launch Of Last Los Angeles Class Submarine
Mackay Communications Helps Companios Embrace Safety and Digital Technology
MarAd Reorganization Supports Maritime Initiatives
Marine Gears Projects Good Market
Miami To Host Cruiso Shipping ' 96
New Lease, Financing Options Opened By Congress
New USCG Safety Award Bestowed To Four Honorees
Noble Named G M Of CruisePhone Subsidiary
Noise Control: Fincantieri first with Active Noise Control on cruise ship
OSI Wins U.S. Contract
SAFETY AT SEA
Seamen's Church Honors Industry Leaders At Annual Awards Dinner
Steamers Maritime Orders Two Ships
The Pacific Adventure
U.S. MARITIME POLICY REFORM
USCG Announces Vessel Documentation Centralization Site
VT Acquires Ship Motion Control Specialist
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright