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There's word this morning that the death -- has risen in the tragic cruise ship tragedy off the Italian coast divers have recovered another body.
That's the thirteenth victim.
Now US lawmakers are taking steps to protect the lives of Americans when you take a cruise vacation.
You can actually hold hearings on this soon and in today's -- charge consume protection segment.
We want to help you check a company's safety record before you board the boat.
And -- of crews -- joins me now Mike Driscoll hi Mike good to see you thank you.
It is -- you -- wish it was under better circumstances but let's take charge of this people who are considering going on a cruise might be hesitating.
And they'd check out the safety record of a ship and half.
It's not the easiest thing in the world to do I've been in the business for 25 viewers and it took me some time to check out the safety records of individual steps.
Basically the most basic advice I can give.
-- the -- that Google does ship named.
In quote marks followed by accident outside of quote marks if you don't go generic way -- like cruise ship safety.
You're gonna find all sorts of things are not relevant to what you're looking for.
You're gonna find restaurants and -- -- -- listed as an example.
Probably even a better way is to talk to an experienced travel agent.
They live this business day in and day out in the someone who's been in this business for ten years they're not gonna forget or ten -- -- more.
Right I'm yours or more this lattice -- this and we're looking at times -- -- issues right now want to tell our viewers that the rescue crews are still looking inside that champ.
Hoping to find anyone that may have survived sadly there -- still people missing.
What our government they're gonna take a look at this now might and they're going to hold hearings on safety.
Could that be too little too late have they done anything up till now.
Well there's layers and layers of regulation -- -- of safety.
You know it's been since the -- the Titanic they started the international maritime organization or IMO after that.
And -- an armed United Nations around local regulations you have state regulations you have US we'll start for any ship that -- the US.
It's a lot of it is human error though these incidents have happened over the -- the -- Are not really the fault.
Been traditionally they're inspected so well yeah but it's hard to account for certain things happen.
I suppose in any mode of transportation and we've seen accidents and we've seen indiscretions.
In the air on that trains at texting and certainly here in this -- tragedy although the facts are still an investigation.
There's only so much you can check but we wanted to remind people that they should -- you've given them a start on how they can thank you so much Mike Driscoll that editor of cruise week.
Magazine thank you very much and and we do our -- and prayers go out to all of those affected by the tragedy.
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