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Old 02-10-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Cruise lines are now required to conduct passenger safety drills before leaving port, under a rule announced by three cruise industry associations.

The new policy is the first to come out of an internal cruise industry review announced last month in response to the Costa Concordia disaster. At least 16 people died and 16 are still missing following the ship's January 13 collision with rocks close to the shore of the Italian island of Giglio.

Cruise industry adopts new safety policy - CNN.com
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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The majority of them already do.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I wonder if the Concordia's drill was 'Captain, women and children first'?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Our 9 cruises from the US required safety drills before sailing. Sailing commenced about 1 hour after the drills.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Strange if they did not have that requirement before ?

Reminds me of us (the people who live on our street) asking city hall, if they could add *speed bumps* on our street, which is 1.5 lanes wide, and people drive really fast. It is a 25 mph speed limit but out of the way area, and people drive about 40-50 mph.
Answer from City hall:
Were there any deaths in the the last two years ?

We had three accidents in the last year, but that did not count ...
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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We've always had these drills.....I thought it would be something like the Captain is not allowed to steer the ship into the rocks.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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We've always had these drills.....I thought it would be something like the Captain is not allowed to steer the ship into the rocks.
Yeah. I thought that would be like item #1 in the rule book. Here, all this time, I thought those channels were marked for a reason.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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The two Carnival cruises that I have been on they had drills before we set sail
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