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Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Cruise Lines Securing Heavy Objects policy

The Securing Heavy Objects policy provides that oceangoing member lines of CLIA and the ECC have procedures in their safety management systems to secure heavy objects either permanently, when not in use, or during severe weather. Heavy objects, if not properly secured, have the potential to cause injury. This policy was developed to further safeguard passenger and crew well being.  Member lines are to perform ship-wide inspections to ensure heavy objects are properly secured.  For example, heavy objects include items such as pianos, televisions, treadmills and laundry equipment. Full implementation of this policy is underway and is to be completed in the coming months.