Cruise Ship Transportation Forum In D.C. Discusses Regulations And Safety
At the end of March this year, the Nation Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met to discuss a variety of issues that affect the cruise industry and the thousands of patrons who choose to vacation using cruise companies each year. While the NTSB holds forums quite often about public transportation, this is the first that spotlights the cruise industry.
After several high-profile cruise ship accidents and outbreaks, many cruise lines now are required to report onboard crimes and accidents. There are other regulations in the works to make the experience more enjoyable and safe for passengers.
Despite modern safety equipment and new regulations, there are plenty of hazards on cruise ships. From slip-and-fall injuries to dangerous onboard activities, these risks can lead to expensive medical bills and a challenging rehabilitation period. In fact, accident and crime rates on cruise ships are rising.
Cruise accident law can be particularly confusing. For many, it may be tough to understand which laws apply. But an experienced cruise attorney can provide legal guidance and determine whether or not you have a claim.