Originally Posted by Dhill
I can see how people being obese can be a problem with the life boats. But what about the eldely and people who are not very mobile.Are you going to push an elderly lady down a chute? We all experence changes when we age.I dont know how to say this without seeming mean spirited that is not my intention so I will say I am sorry off the get go If I offend anyone. I think we have all seen the eldrly person trying to get on a tender boat, or just even trying to get around the ship.I guess there are younger people also that are mobility challenged also. Anyway how are these people going to fair in an emergency?I dont mean where you have an hour or so to get off the ship.I mean in an emergency where its a matter of minutes? I think there are alot of questions that need to be addressed but you are right it will take another disater before they are addressed
You are right on. I think that it may come down to a situation -if there is a tragedy at sea - when rules are enacted that restrict who may be permitted to cruise. Just as pregnant women are not allowed to cruise after a certain time in their pregnancy - the obese and elderly may face restrictions.