53 - 06/98 - "Titanic" Claims - Worldwide
It is not only passenger ship operators that should be on notice. Ferries are probably a more likely area of concern bearing in mind that it is more probable, with the younger age profile of the passengers, to anticipate a young man showing off to his young lady. The older age profile of passengers in some sectors of the cruise market might make such antics a bit more difficult !!
We have not seen an increase of "loss overboard" claims in the latter and "heart attacks" in the former yet, but we will be monitoring the situation closely.
Whilst the bow area on most ships is off limits to passengers, extra caution might be warranted for a while until the popularity of the film diminishes.
Source of information :
Mike Bowen (A1)
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Thomas Miller & Co Ltd
Source UK P&I