How the New Cruise Safety Bill Affects You
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Not having seen the exact wording of the law, the answer is mostthe law requires any ship that leaves from, stops in, or embarks in the US to comply with the law. besides the fines and criminal penalties, the CG is empowered to bar the ship from US ports if it doesn't comply.
likely both yes and no.
NO: As the ships are of foreign registry, and this is a U.S. law, they
would not be required to comply. HOLD THE FLAMES!
YES: I am assuming that most, if not all tof he cruise lines that are
sailing from U.S. ports will want to continue doing business in the U.S.
and carry U.S. citizens. That being said, I'm pretty sure the wording of
the law probably states that if cruise lines want to continue doing
business in the U.S., and carry U.S. citizens, than they must comply
with this law.
This is just my opinion, as I stated I have not seen the official wording
of the law.
This would be great if it can be enforced. This is an American law. Do crews have to perform the OB tests and take crime scene evidence in international waters?yes see above....
Congrats....the prices of our cruises just went up more.....more business regulations translates directly into higher consumer costsThe article states that some cruiselines are already in compliance with the physical requirements of the bill. All lines have 18 months to comply. Some ships will be upgraded anyway in that timeframe; some lines will have to spend more money than others, and some won't have to spend much or any.