Until recently, safety on board the cruise was an issue that was taken for resolved until the sinking of the Costa Concordia occurred off the coast of Giglio, Italy has shown the importance of adequate information on the subject.
Thus, the Association of Cruise Lines International (CLIA) has designed the so called “Cruise Industry Safety Tool Kit“.
This is an especially important element oriented travel agents who provides the information needed to advise travelers to consult on the issue of safety on board a cruise.
CLIA Association conducted an exhaustive statistical work and confirmed that the ships remain today one of the surest ways for a trip.
This work has been compiled in the “Cruise Industry Safety Tool Kit” provided to travel agents and indispensable statistics to dispel the doubts that may arise travelers regarding safety data such as G. P. Wild (International) Limited, which show that between the years 2002 to 2011 have been 28 deaths on board ships, including six passengers and 22 crew members.
During the period referred traveled 223 million cruise ship passengers and therefore the fatalities are from 0.13 per million passengers.
Among the important information and carrying passengers calm is the fact that all modern ships have sophisticated instruments and advanced technology, also comply with those required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and in most cases the boats exceed these basic requirements, with facilities that have increased security measures.
CLIA emphasizes the fact that cruise ships are absolutely safe and that are equipped with modern technology also having trained personnel to meet contingencies and emergencies on board.
The agency also ensures that the entire cruise industry dedicated to working together with agencies like the FBI.
This valuable information will be added advice for travelers contained in a package of documents, including individual sheets that travel agents can distribute to your customers and potential travelers.
This new security kit will serve to reassure those who want to continue enjoying the benefits of traveling on a cruise and enjoy all these trips to offer.