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by tradewindsnews.com

The US Coast Guard says proposed security rules for the cruise sector would bring more uniform safety requirements across the industry with minimal costs.

The agency released a report today explaining that, though 131 cruise ships and 137 terminals would be impacted by the proposed regulations, it would lead to less than $155,000 in costs.

“The benefits of the rulemaking include the codification of guidelines for qualifications for screeners, more uniform reporting of screening procedures across cruise lines via the TSP [terminal screening programme], improved industry accountability regarding security procedures, and greater clarity and efficiency due to the removal of redundant regulations,” the agency said.

The proposed amendments, which have been in the works since 2006, would impact screening procedures for passengers and crew boarding cruiseships. They detail items prohibited from all cruise terminals and vessels, which improves safety by prohibiting potentially dangerous items.

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