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Friday, November 23, 2012

New Cruise Lines Saftey policy

The Location of Life Jacket Stowage policy complements the existing Excess Life jackets policy under which oceangoing cruise lines of CLIA and the ECC carry additional adult life jackets on board so that the number of life jackets carried far exceeds the number of persons actually on board the ship. Under the new policy life jackets equal to or greater than the number required by international regulations and the ship's flag state are to be stowed in close proximity to either muster stations or lifeboat embarkations points on newly-constructed ships. Consequently, life jackets will be readily accessible by crew members for distribution to passengers in the event of an emergency. This policy further enhances shipboard safety as passengers will have even greater access to life jackets in the event of an emergency.