Lifeboats Crews responsible for loading lifeboats need to drill at least once

Lifeboats crews responsible for loading lifeboats

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Lifeboats: Crews responsible for loading lifeboats need to drill at least once every six months, loading and handling at least one full lifeboat during the drills.Bridge access: At times when increased attention is required in navigation, such as entering or departing port or in heavy traffic, ships must limit access to the bridge to only those who are necessary to the ship's operation. Another regulation requires large cruise ship companies to implement uniform bridge policies across all their brands.Passage planning: All members of the bridge team must be briefed on passage planning, the complete description of the ship's voyage that a deck officer prepares before the journey to ensure the ship follows the necessary routes to get from port to port.Emergency instructions: Cruise operators must communicate 12 pieces of information to passengers during emergency instructions, such as lifejacket locations and recognizing emergency exits.Securing equipment: Cruise ship operators will be required to implement procedures to secure large and heavy equipment such as pianos and televisions onboard.Passenger data: Cruise ship companies must keep records of each passenger's nationality and make the information easily accessible to search-and-rescue workers.Sociocultural TrendsCruise ships have become the most preferred types of vacations. Social effects can be wide ranging. It can often refer to the ways wherein tourism contributes to changes in safety levels, moral conduct, the value systems, individual behavior, community, traditional Individual Company Analysis: Royal Caribbean International 9
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ceremonies, and creative expressions. High volume of tourism produces more negative perceptions from locals towards tourists. Crowds can be disruptive to usual practices. Many cruise destinations have been affected by the cruising industry. Traditions are often altered in order to please visitor’s tastes resulting in what is known as reconstructed ethnicity. In some destinations, primarily in the Caribbean, the loss of regional language has occurred due to local residents having adopted habits from the tourists. Standardization of landscapes and environmentis also a typical trend. Most cruise ports and surrounding areas are now being designed so that familiar places such as well-known brands like McDonald’s appeal to cruisers. There has also been a clash created between cruisers on vacation and the locals from the destinations. The attitude of local residents towards tourist’s is usually dynamic. It goes from very welcoming, to indifferences, and then irritation. Tourists’ behavior can come off as ignorant to local customs and moral values. Physical influences causing social stress is also becoming more and more common. Local residents have lost access to natural resources due to the development of the cruising industry. Struggles between visitor’s and local populations for the use of prime and scarce resources like water and energy are occurring. For example, fresh water
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