Fotis Kouvelis: Ships must be made accessible to disabled travellers by May 2019

Shipping companies must make their vessels accessible and safe for people with motor disabilities by May 1, 2019, according to a memorandum signed on Wednesday by Shipping and Island Policy Minister Fotis Kouvelis.

The memorandum was signed after Kouvelis met with the national association of Greeks with paraplegia on September 27.

The decision obliges shipping companies to install proper elevators and lifting devices, designate specific spaces for parking of cars disabled people are travelling with or being dropped off from, areas where their wheelchairs can be secured, and specially trained personnel to assist them once on board.

Source ANA-MPA
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