Viking Ventures: Safety policies should be adopted into the cruise ship industry

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This editorial is about the wake of the deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship accident off the coast of Italy in January 2012. The cruise industry is now proposing implementing new safety standards. Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise non-profit organization representing 26 companies, announced Tuesday it is putting in place standards to “achieve concrete, practical and significant safety dividends in the shortest possible time.” It says, among other new policies, that all cruise ships must now have a muster emergency drill before the ship leaves port. Not a day or two after it sails
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