Home Cruise Safely Risk Assessment on Princess Cruises Swimming Pools

by seatrade-cruise.com

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has recommended Princess Cruises improve safety in shipboard swimming pools by carrying out a risk assessment and ensuring training so crew are able to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.

The MAIB recommendations are in an investigation report of the presumed drowning of a Sapphire Princess passenger in August 2014 when the ship was sailing from Shanghai to Jeju, Korea.

The woman was found face-down in the Neptune Pool, which was not staffed by a lifeguard. Passengers and two members of the catering crew working nearby pulled the woman from the water and another crewman dialed 911 from the deck telephone to summon emergency services.

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