The concept here is to deny carrier insurance to ocean liners unless they travel in pairs for a safer voyage. That way, if one ship reaches the point of evacuating to life boats, there will be a guaranteed second ship nearby to rescue everyone.
Passengers aboard cruise lines take many items for granted. If the ship malfunctions in the middle of the ocean, no, a cargo helicopter probably won’t make it out that far due to the helicopter fuel tank size. The US Navy does host quite a number of air craft carriers on the seas, but they are busy now and quite likely, are too far away to rescue you. Life boats are limited in space, size, capacity and fresh water/rations.
So, what should you do to make your next ocean voyage as safe as humanly possible?
Consult with insurance professionals and inquire as to which ocean lines plan their voyages with the utmost care and insight. Is bigger really better? Personally, I think not. Two moderate size ships cruising the open seas can communicate and move closer if one encounters a catastrophic predicament. Passengers might not find a beautiful stateroom waiting for them on their rescue sister ship, but, there will be enough space and supplies for a safe rescue mission into the next port of call. Better than drowning, isn’t it?
Looks like it’s time for insurance underwriters to think twice before they sign the line. Or shall we say, sign on the liner?