Great article at WorkBoat.com about Passenger Safety. While it was written for workboats and other passenger ferrying vessels, it certainly applies to cruise ships and especially their tenders. It also applies to embarking and disembarking methods as well.
Should passenger vessel safety be a key concern for cruise lines? Absolutely! Passengers are the lifeblood of the cruise industry, but are often discounted when accidents and injuries occur. Our firm is concerned with the injury claims however!
Here is a link to that article at WorkBoat.com (with some key paragraphs copied here below).
Most safety hazards can easily be avoided. Common sense and good communication are the keys.
Here are the five most common causes of insurance claims aboard passenger vessels:
• Serious injuries or deaths can occur when passengers are allowed to ride in the foredeck area while the vessel is operating at high speed or when subject to sudden changes in sea conditions.
• Hatches are open and no one is assigned to warn people.
• Passengers are permitted to board or leave the vessel without crew assistance.
• Passengers use a vessel ladder and/or stairs without crew supervision.
• Passengers that become intoxicated.
Remember, safety comes first for your passengers.
– See more at: http://www.workboat.com/newsdetail.aspx?id=23584#sthash.BYpXSGZt.dpuf
Questions about an Injury on a Cruise Ship?
If you believe negligence played a roll in your injury (in the pool, around the pool, on a slide or on any waterpark feature, tender, gangplank, etc.), please contact our office. We’ve seen thousands of injuries suffered on cruise ships – and many are eligible for legal action!
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- We understand all the details of your accident or injury
- We offer legal advice and establish a plan of action
- You decide to hire us to work on your behalf against the big cruise lines
- We fight for compensation of your injuries
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