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Document Type

Article Restricted

Publication Date

2004

Journal Title

Tourism Management

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

1

First Page

93

Last Page

109

Abstract

This paper examines the applicability of formal safety assessment to the cruise industry. Formal safety assessment and its development in the cruise shipping industry are described. Cruise ship accident statistics are studied and discussed. This is followed by an analysis of cruise ship characteristics and a proposed formal safety assessment methodology for cruise ships. A case study is carried out in order to demonstrate the proposed methodology. Further development in formal safety assessment in the context of cruise ship safety is finally discussed in detail.

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