|Bái Tử Long Bay in Quảng Ninh Province. — VNS File Photo |Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — Hạ Long City authorities have called on the Quảng Ninh Inland Waterway Port Authority to suspend the licences of 20 cruise ships operating in Hạ Long and Bái Tử Long Bays for failing to install automatic fire alarm systems in their engine rooms, news website Vietnamplus reported.
The city had told the owners of the vessels to promptly comply with the requirement to ensure the safety of passengers.
The vessels are operated by Sơn Tùng Travel and Trade Co, Quyết Thành Đạt Tourism Service Investment Co, and Hạ Long resident Phạm Năng Minh.
The suspension will remain in force until the city government revokes it.
According to regulations, every cruise ship operating in Hạ Long and Bái Tử Long Bays must have a surveillance camera installed in its engine room and a screen in the cabin, fire extinguishers and automatic fire alarm systems. — VNS