Sen. Boxer wants Coast Guard to train cruise ship passengers

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the U.S. Coast Guard should train cruise ship passengers on emergency evacuation procedures before they head out to sea. 

Boxer, who is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a letter to Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp that after the accident of the Costa Concordia cruise liner in Italy, the U.S. Coast Guard should change its policies regarding American cruise ships.

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