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Girl dies after fall onboard Carnival cruise ship

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The child fell from an interior atrium onto the lower deck of a Carnival cruise ship, during passengers' disembarkation at Miami port, on morning hours of Saturday. The girl was transferred to the ship's medical center to receive emergency care and then, she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries,

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Cruise industry supports Irma relief efforts

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Several cruise companies, in addition to US Coast Guard, have deployed ships to support relief efforts to the areas devastated by Hurricane Irma. On Sunday, Irma reached to the western Florida peninsula, as a Category 4 storm, after passing through several Caribbean islands and killing at least 24 people.

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How can ships avoid hurricanes?

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Hurricane Irma has sent shipping into disarray, particularly for cruise passengers. Around 40,000 holidaymakers are estimated to have been affected by disruption to scheduled cruises this week and this figure could rise further as Irma speeds through the Caribbean towards southern Florida. 

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USCG reveals top deficiency areas on board cruise ships

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In calendar year 2016, the USCG reported to the IMO 103 vessel detentions of all vessel types and conducted 294 cruise ship examinations out of which 1.0% received a detention. The top five deficiency areas identified on cruise ships are: Fire screen doors not operating properly; Impeding means of escape; Low location lighting; Fire suppression systems and; Piping insulation.

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New Zealand’s cruise ship accreditation expanded

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A trial accreditation programme, which has boosted biosecurity for international cruise ships, is going to be expanded for future seasons, said the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand. The scheme involves collecting background information about vessel stores and pest management practices to determine biosecurity risk.

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First X-bow expedition cruise ship launched

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Aurora Expeditions announced the launch of a new world-class expedition ship, designed for operations in the polar regions and remote destinations across the globe. Completed in time for the 2019/20 Antarctica season, the vessel is the first of its kind to use Ulstein's X-bow technology.

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New cruise ship berth to be built in New Zealand

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The Lyttelton Port Company released the plans for the new $56 million cruise ship berth that will be built in Lyttelton port of Christchurch, New Zealand. The new berth will be the first custom built cruise ship facility for Christchurch, able to accommodate some of the largest cruise liners from around the world.

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