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CLIA's Darr to address Saguenay risk management symposium

Bud Darr - to share lessons learned from maritime accidents and 2013's Black Swan exercise in the Bahamas
Cruise Lines International Association's Bud Darr, svp technical and regulatory affairs, is scheduled to deliver the opening address at Saguenay, Québec's April 29-30 symposium on risk management involving passenger vessels.

Darr will address lessons learned from maritime accidents such as the Costa Concordia grounding and discuss the 2013 Black Swan emergency response exercise in Freeport, Bahamas, that involved Bahamian emergency management authorities, first responders, government officials, US Coast Guard and cruise lines.

The Saguenay symposium is for regional and provincial officials at ports along the Saint Lawrence who would play a role in the event of a maritime accident, emergency, security risk or disease outbreak.

The event is organized by the Centre du savoir sur mesure at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and Promotion Saguenay, in collaboration with the Institut maritime du Québec. Partners are Cruise the Saint Lawrence, Port of Saguenay and Port of Sept-Îles.

The symposium is the second of its kind, following the first held in 2013.