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MALAGA anticipates that 700,000 passengers will use the city‘s port this year, where 315 cruise ships are expected to dock.

Regarding heightened fears regarding safety, the sector’s accident rate was very low, said Malagaport, and cruise lines’ safety record was the best in world transport.

In the last five years, there had 0.16 fatalities per million passengers (0.000016 per cent), according to Cruises News Media Group statistics.

Following the Concordia disaster in which 17 people died and 15 were reported missing, five associations of cruise specialists have put forward the proposal that all ships must ensure that passengers carry out safety drills before leaving port.

Subsequent scrutiny of the cruise industry’s safety measures had focused on human factors as well as operational aspects and the findings, plus recommendations, were passed on to the International Maritime Organisation, the EU and other government bodies.

The new safety proposals, which go further than those required by world maritime safety body, SOLAS, will come into effect immediately.

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