Onboard Safety

Bhaya Cruises welcomes you onboard. We hope you will have a wonderful Ha Long Bay cruise experience. For your own comfort and safety, we ask you to acquaint yourself with the vessel and familiarize yourself with the onboard safety systems and procedures outlined in this information sheet.

Please find attached to this sheet:

Company Safety Measures

1/ All Bhaya vessels are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Cruise Staff. All Crew and Staff have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authority or Agency.

2/ All Bhaya vessels operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition.

3/ Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure. The briefing includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.

4/ All Bhaya Crews are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every 6 months.

5/ Every vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system and fire extinguishers.

6/ Each vessel is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly.

7/ All Bhaya vessels are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity.

8/ Bhaya Cruises places the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Staff onboard.

Onboard Safety

Bhaya Vessel, Captain and Crew Introduction Briefing:

General information about the Bhaya vessel and the cruise, such as itinerary, vessel age, tonnage, speed, etc. A full safety briefing is included.

Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is included in the briefing.

Introduction to Bhaya boat, itinerary and weather forecast

Bhaya introduction briefing.

Safety introduction

Onboard Safety Briefing.

Fire Protection:

Fire Extinguishers are located in all cabins, ladder ways, passageways on each deck and in all operating compartments throughout the vessel.


Smoking is prohibited in all cabins, the dining room and all other internal compartments. Smoking is only allowed on the open balconies, sundeck and in front of the wheelhouse.

Firebox Firebox on sundeck

Sundeck Fire Hoses.

Fire alarm in dining room

Dining Room Fire Alarms.

Fire extinguishers on Bhaya cruise Fire extinguishers on board

Fire Extinguishers.

Life Jackets:

Life jackets are located under the beds in all cabins, under all dining room chairs, in the tender boats and on the Sundeck.

A life jacket demonstration will be given. This is not only for emergency situations, but also for safety when kayaking, when visiting the fishing village and any other water sport activities.

Life jacket and Fire extinguisher

Royal Suite – Life Jacket and Fire Extinguisher.

Life jacket & Fire extinguishersLife jacket in Deluxe cabin

Deluxe Cabin – Life Jacket and Fire Extinguishers.

Life jacket under chair

Dining Room chair Life Jacket

Life Rafts and Life Rings:

You will be briefed on the locations of the Life Rafts and Life Rings at the Safety Briefing.

Life buoy in tender

Life Ring and Life Jackets in the Tender.

Onboard First Aid and Medicine:

First Aid Kits and rudimentary medical facilities are available onboard. Our Cruise Managers and other senior staff have all attended First Aid Courses.

Medical bag

Onboard First Aid Kit.

Emergency cases

In Case of Emergency, “DO NOT PANIC!” Remain calm and follow the directions of the Cruise Manager for the proper emergency actions or evacuation instructions. All Staff and Crew are trained for emergencies and each has their own role to play in the handling of emergency situations.

Hammer for emergency Flash light

Hammer and flashlight.


Bhaya Cruises’ special environmental policy commits the company to finding ways to reduce pollution in the Ha Long Bay environment. We ask our Passengers to refrain from throwing any waste whatsoever overboard. Please be responsible and put it in the waste containers so we can deliver it ashore for appropriate disposal.

Security of Valuables:

You may secure your valuables in the safety deposit box at reception. Simply register the items and they will be placed in our safekeeping. Management bears no liability or responsibility for any missing belongings unless they are registered and kept in safekeeping at reception.

Cabin Security:

Passengers must ensure all cabin doors and windows are closed when the cabin is unoccupied. This minimizes the workload of the power generator and increases the vessel’s watertight integrity.

Download Bhaya Cruises Onboard Safety in pdf file.

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