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Fresh reminder from another disaster at sea

Passenger ship safety and safe evacuation must be priorities for 2015 as recent incidents point to the need to re-examine how to get lots of people off passenger ships - including ro-ros and cruise liners - quickly and safely

THE old year is finishing on a sombre and sadly familiar note. As this column was being written, ships of several countries - including Singapore naval vessels - were scouring the Java Sea for a missing airliner while in the Adriatic, a desperate rescue operation had just saved most passengers