Five Safety Tips for Cruising (And How to Avoid A Concordia-Like Disaster) from our Miami Injury Lawyers

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Cruises can be fun. If there is a cruise ship accident or incident on a ship, on the tender to get to or from the ship, on the gangway to get to or from the ship or on an excursion, we can help. The recent Costa Concordia sinking was a tragic reminder of how quickly lives can change if a cruise ship runs into trouble. Miami injury attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey has five safety tips for cruise ship passengers to remember on any cruise.

Five Safety Tips for Cruising

  1. PACK TWO SUBMERSIBLE FLASHLIGHTS. These come in handy if the power goes out. They can be small and inexpensive. Also, take them on excursions in case things go wrong.
  2. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR ASSIGNED LIFE BOAT IS EVEN BEFORE THE SAFETY DRILL. Do not wait for the drill or for someone to tell you; ask. Then show your family and cabin mates where it is
  3. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR MUSTER STATION IS. This is the place where you and your cabin mates are supposed to go in case of an emergency. Try to get to it from anywhere on the ship. Again, do not wait for the drill or for someone to tell you; ask. Then show your family and cabin mates where it is.
  4. LOCATE THE LIFE VESTS IN YOUR CABIN AND IN OTHER LOCATIONS ON THE SHIP. Show all your cabin mates where they are, too.
  5. RECOGNIZE THE SHIP’S EVACUATION SIGNAL. The standard alert is seven short horn blasts followed by one long one.

If you are a cruise ship accident victim or if you have lost a loved one in a cruise ship accident, contact Hickey Law Firm, P.A. online or call (855) 375-3727 right away for a free consultation.