Lynceus Project: How technology is coming to the rescue of the cruise industry when Abandoning Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise industry is booming, with more than 25 million passengers expected to be carried worldwide in 2019. But with the increase in numbers comes an increase in risk. When the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Tuscany in January 2012, 32 people died in the resulting chaos. The size of cruise ships, like the cruise…

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Next big thing: People localization system for safe evacuation of large passenger ships

Introduction: Safe and efficient passenger evacuation in case of an emergency is a hot topic in the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) today in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean Sewol ferry tragedies where 32 people and approximately 300 people respectively were lost. Even though the causes of these tragedies were different,…

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Investing in evacuation technologies for safer cruise ship trips – Lynceus project

  An EU-funded project, Lynceus, is designing low-power wireless location and tracking technologies for smooth large-passenger ship evacuation. The new technological solution, still in the making, is expected to monitor, in real time, all passengers and crew members on board a ferry or cruise ship in distress.’We have developed innovative wireless tags, which can be…

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