Cruise Ship Technology is Critical to Passengers Safety
Traveling on cruise ships can be risky because modern ships are massive and carry a large number of people. It’s easy to become ill or get infections, slip and fall, and sustain other such injuries. Modern cruise ships have been forced to utilize better technology to increase passenger safety. At Charlip Law Group, LC we have followed the developments in the industry closely and know that up to date technology must be employed to ensure passenger safety.
- Better medical equipment and facilities
One of the most common causes of injuries, illnesses, and on-board fatalities are caused by misdiagnosis. Poor diagnosis can cause minor problems to grow worse and threaten the well-being of the passenger. Cruise ships should have the latest in diagnostic equipment and fully-trained staff in order to ensure that sick or injured passengers receive competent treatment. This minimizes the risk of misdiagnosis and improves the overall safety of the passengers present onboard. Better medical equipment will also benefit the cruise ship companies because they’re less likely to be found liable if something goes wrong as they did their level best to provide the passengers the care and attention required.
- Proper communication
Cruise ships in the past have had poor access to the internet and bad Wi-Fi, which can hamper communications by a significant margin. Many modern cruise ships are large and accommodate thousands of people. It’s important to ensure all communication is handled smoothly to ensure there’s a way to alert the staff of emergencies or accidents. Sometimes time is of the essence to provide the passengers with the aid they need. Without proper communication technology and access to the Internet, response to emergency situations can be slow and place passengers at risk.
- Ways to locate the passengers
Modern cruise ships can use tags or RFIDs to keep track of passengers and ensure all assistance can reach them promptly. As these ships are as big as aircraft carriers, it’s important to have technology in place to ensure that the management knows where the passengers are during emergencies. This need was highlighted when the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia sank in 2012.
The authorities had a difficult time finding and rescuing the passengers because there was no accurate way to track them. Modern cruise ship companies need to ensure they don’t take the resilience of their ships for granted, and utilize all available technologies to be prepared for emergencies. The technology is available so it’s just a matter of implementing it without causing any risk or discomfort to the passengers.
If a passenger does fall ill or become sick during the journey, he/she can contact an experienced lawyer to determine if the cruise ship company was at fault.
If you want to know more or need some advice on medical negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charlip Law Group, LC at 888-815-1418 or use this contact us form to get in touch with us.
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