Friday, January 24, 2014

Tip of the Day: Ferries Come in All Sizes and SAFETY Levels

Although commuter and touring ferries and vessels come in all sizes and shapes, please be cautious.

In developed nations, such vessels are generally very safe, yet if you're in a developing country, particularly one known for having more of its share of terrorist threats, be particularly cautious.

If you're staying at a reputable hotel, ask the concierge to direct you to a ferry service that is known for being particularly safety-conscious.

If a credible concierge is not available, call your nearest embassy or consulate and ask to speak with someone who speaks your native language as a first language. 

I also strongly urge you to visit http://ferrysafety.org, a US-based not-for-profit organization that can provide you excellent information on safe and compliant information on ferry management.