Harmonization of Bridge Procedures
Operational safety can be enhanced by achieving substantive consistency in bridge operating procedures among commonly owned ships, for example by providing that bridge personnel who may rotate among such ships can be familiarized with a common set of procedures.
CLIA's oceangoing members have adopted a policy that bridge operating procedures are to be harmonized as much as possible, both within individual companies and among brands within a commonly owned and operated fleet. Under this policy and best practice, each CLIA member operating multiple ships and each cruise line brand that is commonly owned and operated with another brand is to harmonize their respective procedures for bridge operations, taking into account any unique operating characteristics of specialty ships (e.g., expedition ships; sail powered ships; etc.)*
CLIA is the world's largest cruise industry trade association and is dedicated to the promotion of a safe and secure cruise ship environment. CLIA is composed of cruise lines serving North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia for whom the safety of guests and crew has no higher priority. With the advice and consent of its membership, CLIA advances policies intended to enhance shipboard safety, in some cases calling for best practices in excess of existing legal requirements.
*And giving due regard to any relevant flag State requirements.