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CLIA's Technical & Regulatory Forum takes place in London

CLIA's Technical & Regulatory Forum takes place in London
More than 100 delegates gathered in London Monday to discuss a range of key regulatory and technical cruise industry topics, including public health, the environment, technology innovation and safety.

In addition to cruise line execs and executive partners,  Ambassador Arsenio A. Dominguez, chairman of the Marine Environment Protection Committee at the International Maritime Organization also attended.

On public health issues CLIA said, 'wwith less than 20,000 of the 700m cases that occur every year affecting cruise ships, delegates discussed the industry’s best practices and effective efforts to reduce the chance of norovirus outbreaks.'

On environmental protection participants discussed compliance to cruise ship international regulations, as well as solutions the industry is implementing to diminish its environmental footprint.

On safety issues, delegates discussed a range of initiatives and solutions to improve the safety of passengers, from swimming pools and man overboard detection to passenger safety at ports of call.

Tom Strang, svp maritime affairs, Carnival Corporation commented, 'As cruising continues to grow faster than any other industry in the tourism sector, it is important for our cruise community to discuss these technical and regulatory topics which are fundamental to continued growth and success.'