Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Transport Canada and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue have all confirmed their attendance at Passenger Ship Safety Miami, the only event to keep passengers safe at sea.
The meeting will once again be chaired by Captain Buddy Reams, USCG (Retd), former Director of Prevention Operations – Seventh Coast Guard District, Chief Maritime Officer, NACE International. Download the confirmed agenda today.
With the number of high profile incidents involving crew exercises, quality assurance and training of LSA has never been so much in the spotlight. This, with a rise in vessels on order and an increase in expedition cruising, there is a real need for the industry to focus on the design of vessels and safety systems to increase safety, without compromising on the passenger experience.
This includes the new IMO regulations, which have enforced a review of lifeboat retrieval systems. Stephen Assheur, Chairman of the LSA working group for the IMO, will share the new regulations affecting life boat release and retrieval system replacements, maintenance and training. In addition, he will also outline future changes impacting the LSA industry, including the impact of microclimates on lifeboats and their effect on passengers within Arctic and hot climates.
This vitally important session will be followed by Jodi Bunn Barrow, Secretary General, Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, who will share findings from their CIC (concentrated inspection campaign) on LSA. The project, due to conclude this month, will outline regular deficiencies found during inspections, recommendations and future plans for safety in the region.
Passenger Ship Safety Miami, the only meeting to keep passengers safe at sea, will provide a forum for senior directors and VPs from cruise and ferry operators to meet, network, learn and share best practice to keep passengers safe at sea.
Free entry is provided to cruise and ferry operators, first response and government agencies, by visiting the event website www.passengershipsafety.com/miami.
The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.