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  1. Moving America: Ensuring Safe Marine Transportation The Cruise Industry Sector Stan Deno Director of Operations International Council of Cruise Lines Capitol Hill Oceans Week - 2005

  2. ICCL • Represents the 16 largest passenger cruise lines that handle over 90% of the North American vacation cruise market and approximately 85% worldwide. • Represents a growing number of over ninety (90) strategic cruise industry business partners. • In 2004, the member lines of the ICCL sailed over 115 vessels and carried more than 10 million passengers.

  3. ICCL Member Lines

  4. SAFE MARINE TRANSPORTATION • Security Overview • Strategic Elements of Security • Cooperation & Interoperability • Industry’s Commitment

  5. OVERVIEW • A cruise ship is similar to a secure building with a 24-hour security guard; • Boarding passengers experience security screening similar to an airport; • Cruise lines have operated in accordance with approved security plans since mid-‘90s; • 100% of ICCL’s vessels were ISPS Code compliant on 1 July 2004

  6. STRATGIC ELEMENTS Ship and Port Facility Security • Access control: • fences, lighting, alarms, guards • Measures to prevent: • weapons and dangerous substances • Response capabilities: • sensible response action plans • Waterside security • Communication: • pre-arrival • ship-port interface • internal facility

  7. STRATGIC ELEMENTS Access Control: Restricted Areas • Terminal • Passenger areas • Luggage screening • Stores • Ships • Bridge • Engineering • Ports and Waterways • Piers • Cruise ships underway Protect the ship = protect life, environmentandcommerce

  8. Communication Port and Shipping Industry Risk Assessments Needs Keep it simple and practical Planning Review and self-assessment procedures infrastructure COOPERATION

  9. Declaration of Security Port Facility Security Officer Ship Security Officer Company Security Officer Drills and Exercises INTEROPERABILITY

  10. INDUSTRY’S COMMITMENT Safety “Passenger vessels…are among the safest modes of transportation available.” (USCG 1985 Safety Study) Security ISPS Code and MTSA Regulations Health and Sanitation CDC - Vessel Sanitation Program Environmental Protection ICCL Waste Practices and Procedures MARPOL Continuous Improvement USCG Partnership IMO

  11. THE CRUISE INDUSTRY’S GOAL

  12. A SAFE, SECURE,AND HEALTHY VACATION EXPERIENCETO CONTINUE TO GROW AND BUILD THIS INDUSTRY

  13. sdeno@iccl.org 2111 Wilson Boulevard, 8th Floor Arlington, Virginia 22201 (703) 522-8463 (703) 522-3811 FAX www.iccl.org