LONDON, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Christine Duffy, President and CEO of the
Cruise Lines International Association, speaking on behalf of Cruise
Lines International Association (CLIA), European Cruise Council (ECC)
and Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) today called on the
International Maritime Organization to undertake what she termed: 'a
comprehensive evaluation from the findings of the Costa Concordia
Speaking at the Passenger Ship Safety Conference in London, Christine
Duffy emphasised the importance of the evaluation to ensure that: 'the
cruise industry remains one of the safest recreational industries
She added: 'the cruise industry is heavily regulated in compliance with
the strict standards of the International Maritime Organization, the UN
agency that mandates global standards.'
At the event, Ms Duffy expressed her condolences to those affected by
the Costa Concordia tragedy: 'I speak on behalf of the entire cruise
line industry when I express my heartfelt condolences to all those
affected. As we speak, teams of experts are working hard at the site
while formal investigations by the Italian authorities are ongoing'.
On behalf of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), European
Cruise Council (ECC) and Passenger Shipping Association (PSA).
Source: Cruise Lines International, the European Cruise Council, and the
Passenger Shipping Association
SOURCE Cruise Lines International
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