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21 minutes ago, grandgeezer said:

That is not true, they have to do it within 24 hours of sailing. Been there, done that.


You are correct. There are actually two things that have to happen.  A safety announcement has to happen either before departure or immediately after departure.  Then a muster with all passengers is required within 24 hours. To kill 2 birds with one stone, cruise lines like Celebrity do both prior to departure. 
 


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1 hour ago, Fouremco said:

The lifeboats are no longer the "actual" muster stations. The only time that passengers would be moved from their muster station to the lifeboats would be in preparation for the lifeboats to be boarded and launched. There are other emergency circumstances where passengers would be called to their muster stations with no need to go out on deck to the lifeboats.

Granted but my point is to use the numbered areas on the lifeboat deck to get passengers spaced out and accounted for without putting the whole ship in frenzy mode- which is the usual muster these days.  Just thinking out loud here.  Let's say for a 3000 passenger S-Class ship the musters could be for 1000 passengers at a time, maybe once each hour over 3 hours,  and they could be assembled at every 3rd muster numbered area on the life boat deck.  So maybe 25-50 people at a number but separated from the next group by the space of two muster areas.  It might be ok for a small group of 25-50 people with masks to assemble together.  Not sure what the final guidelines will be.  But anyway in stages and small groups.  Some type of combination.  People can plan for their muster time and still do dinner, shows, whatever.

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5 hours ago, TeeRick said:

Granted but my point is to use the numbered areas on the lifeboat deck to get passengers spaced out and accounted for without putting the whole ship in frenzy mode- which is the usual muster these days.  Just thinking out loud here.  Let's say for a 3000 passenger S-Class ship the musters could be for 1000 passengers at a time, maybe once each hour over 3 hours,  and they could be assembled at every 3rd muster numbered area on the life boat deck.  So maybe 25-50 people at a number but separated from the next group by the space of two muster areas.  It might be ok for a small group of 25-50 people with masks to assemble together.  Not sure what the final guidelines will be.  But anyway in stages and small groups.  Some type of combination.  People can plan for their muster time and still do dinner, shows, whatever.

I'm not sure that the SOLAS requirements would allow this type of approach. Maybe our resident expert @chengkp75 could chime in.

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Posted (edited)

 

Good suggestion for expert opinion

On deck muster drills were always too crowded....intervals probably would not help too much...stairs and elevs also overcrowded 

  they will have to come up with some plan..the rules are not waivable

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20 hours ago, aftforsure said:


You are correct. There are actually two things that have to happen.  A safety announcement has to happen either before departure or immediately after departure.  Then a muster with all passengers is required within 24 hours. To kill 2 birds with one stone, cruise lines like Celebrity do both prior to departure. 
 


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I'm guessing that passenger cruise ships would want to do safety and muster announcements and drills before departure even though there is a 24 hour window for the drill.  So perhaps they get everybody on board then have a delayed departure for several hours while they conduct drills in smaller groups over that period of time.  Yes I would love to hear from an expert on this.

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