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Two main cruise companies have combined forces to create a mega-panel of consultants — including former Utah Governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt — to craft recommendations about getting ships again to sea safely. And they’ve tipped the CDC to the work, in hopes that a clear report on what it’ll take to get the cruise business going again will win over the agency’s regulators.
The ships must fulfill all stability requirements even with the stabilizer fins retracted. A associated risk is that of terrorism, the most notable incident being that of the 1985 hijacking of Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship.
In June, Hurtigruten became the first of the ocean-going cruise traces to resume cruises with 4 of its ships working Norwegian coastal voyages between Bergen and Kirkenes. The firm plans to add seven more ships to this …