Beginning next year the Port of Los Angeles will be scanning goods loaded onto passenger cruise ships hoping to detect dangerous devices, as noted in DailyBreeze.com.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents already use the high-tech scanners to peek inside cargo containers entering the port, which served about 1.2 million cruise line passengers last year.
“We will clearly know when something is in there that shouldn’t be,” Holmes said. “It’s not a silver bullet, but it’s definitely a great tool.”
“Cruise ships are like a floating city, and when you have a large cruise operation like we do, you have to make passengers, vendors, employees, everyone feel safe,” Holmes said. “This machine is going to make the inspection process much easier because it takes a very detailed picture of what’s inside a truck or container.”
I think cruise ports as well as cruise lines are heading in the right direction, but I’d like to see more ports take these kinds of initiatives to make cruising even safer!