New ‘man overboard’ guidelines improve cruising safety

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This article is summarised from an ISO news article by Clare Naden on 13 February 2018.

Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Yet what few like to consider is the small but real number of holidaymakers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to provide a boost to the technology that detects such incidents and helps them get back on board.

The new publicly available specification ISO/PAS 21195 Ships and marine technology – Systems for the detection of persons while going overboard from ships (Man overboard detection) provides internationally agreed technical specifications for systems designed to detect a person who has gone overboard from a passenger ship. ISO/PAS 21195:

  • covers how the system is expected to perform in a range of environmental conditions and incident profiles
  • is the first document of its kind to standardise and clearly define technical specifications for such systems in the cruise ship industry.

Read the full article (ISO website)

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