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Old December 22nd, 2013, 09:42 PM
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According to the article Crew members would use the Viking Evacuation system (chute). Cruisers are assigned a lifeboat.

According to the comments in the article a crew member from Allure posted cruisers are assigned a lifeboat. A Princess crew member from the Grand class posted they have the Viking system also for crew members.

There is a video on youtube about MSC and their viking system and states it is for crew and cruisers.

This method seems to move alot more cruisers at a faster rate.

Let's hope no cruiser/crew ever has to enter a lifeboat or go down a chute.

From IHS Safety at Sea......
The first vessel, on which the new upgraded VEDC has been installed, is Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Breeze. It is an update of a system that Viking began developing in 2007 for Royal Caribbean International’s two new cruise ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Since the first delivery and introduction in 2009, Viking has continued to develop the VEDC system with new features, securing a higher capacity per system.

Viking now has more than 1,300 VEDC-related maritime evacuation systems in operation worldwide. This makes Viking the leading manufacture of chute systems for cruise lines.
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