Emeraude Classic Cruises
Emeraude Classic Cruises installed a finger print clock system this month, ensuring that its crew make appointed safety checks throughout the night.
Every hour, the Emeraude crew member on watch will leave his fingerprint on screen systems installed in the wheelhouse, in the engine room, the crew quarters and the restaurant. The system identifies the crew member, and the time of his visit.
“This system adds a whole new level of security to a cruise on Halong Bay,” said Capt. Jacques Le Fur, who has steered the Emeraude among the karsts of Halong Bay for more than five years. “The system is not required by regulations or the recent decree, but we’re doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our passengers.”
Earlier this year in February, a tourist boat sank in the bay, drowning 12 passengers. Then another tourist boat went down in May, though 28 French passengers escaped harm in that incident.
Emeraude Classice Cruises recently produced a video, detailing safety measures on Halong Bay. To see the video, click into the Emeraude’s home page here: http://www.emeraude-cruises.com/Video