Initial work has focused on ships resuming cruises from Southampton, UK
Certification company Bureau Veritas has been contracted by Carnival Corporation to provide health and safety services to facilitate the safe return of cruising.
Bureau Veritas will verify Carnival Corporation’s procedures and protocols for identifying and managing Covid-19 related risks in port, at embarkation and disembarkation points, and onboard ships. Outbreak management planning will examine the procedures for prevention, mitigation and preparation, providing clear definitions of responsibilities and roles for crew.
"We provide procedures and measures to protect passengers, company personnel and other stakeholders as operations are resumed, helping ensure that appropriate health and safety standards are put in place,” said Matthieu de Tugny, president of marine and offshore at Bureau Veritas. “We have been working across many industries as a group addressing these new safety and hygiene challenges and have combined this now extensive experience to our passenger ship and marine expertise to support Carnival Corporaton.”
Initial work has focused on ships operating under Carnival Corporation’s Cunard, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises brands that will resume cruises from Southampton, UK. Bureau Veritas will then verify protocols according to guidelines enforced by national administrations as Carnival Corporation’s ships return to operations around the world following this initial restart.
“We are very appreciative of the support and collaboration given to us across our global brands by Bureau Veritas and the verification we will receive to underpin our framework of protocols for our resumption of sailing," said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation.
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