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The Art of Firefighting: Making Cruise Vessels Safer 10 May, 2011 The outbreak of fire is often viewed as a PR and safety disaster. However, the cruise industry can use it as an opportunity to make all vessels safer, writes Selwyn... > read more

Clean Sailing: The War on Norovirus 10 May, 2011 Infection rates have hit a ten-year low on US cruise ships, thanks to years of fast-paced updates to hygiene practices. CLIA's Budd Darr and RCCL's Dr Art Diskin discuss the war on norovirus,...

Hidden Depths of SOLAS 08 September, 2010 With SOLAS 2010 fast approaching and safe return to port guidelines now in force, this year is one of major regulatory overhaul in the cruise world. Andrea Ashfield examines an industry...

Bar Raised on Ship Safety 08 September, 2010 One of the cruise lines' priorities is to ensure the safety of its assengers and crew. In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed a landmark cruise safety bill The Cruise Vessel Security...

Viruses: the First Line of Defence 07 September, 2010 The cruise industry is raising its game in tackling the ever-present threat of viruses and gastrointestinal illnesses. Public health experts Manuel Rivas, Royal Caribbean International, and...

Cruise Safety After the Explorer Incident. 05 March, 2010 The sinking of the MV Explorer in the Antarctic in 2007 made cruise lines operating in the area urgently reassess their safety procedures. ASOC’s Jim Barnes, Hurtigruten’s...

Swine Flu at Sea 05 March, 2010 Orla O’Sullivan looks at how the cruise industry has reacted to H1N1 – swine flu – in light of modest contagion...

Countering Cruise Piracy 05 March, 2010 The attempted attack on the MSC Melody sent a clear message to the cruise industry about the growing threat of piracy. Phin Foster talks to the EC’s Dimitrios Theologitis about how...

Safer Seas 07 October, 2009 The 2010 SOLAS regulations will break with previous amendments by requiring older ships to be brought up to the standards of new builds. Jane Labous talks to Prestige Cruise’s David Larimer,...

Safety First 04 March, 2009 Recent incidents at sea, along with increased travel to Arctic waters, have questioned the industry's safety procedures. Andrea Ashfield talks to P&O's Chris Metson, The Yachts of...

Lock Down 02 October, 2008 Since 9/11, ports have raised their security profile. Peter Drennan talks to Christel Wiman, CEO of Ports of Stockholm, and Charles Mandigo, director of fleet security at Holland America, about...

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