Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

Subsea Global Solutions has over 200 highly skilled commercial diver technicians that can perform scheduled or unscheduled underwater maintenance and repair services. For example, Subsea was able to help when a ship grounded far from dry docks during the height of the busy season. With safety being paramount, the client wanted to know the extent of the damage fast, and ideally be able to respond to the findings in a concise manner. As renowned pioneers and leaders in underwater class A wet welding, Subsea’s project teams were able to provide a multi-layered solution to get the ship safely onward to its dry dock. “Our professionals deliver safe, practical and costeffective solutions to help our clients save time and money,” said Paul Peters, CEO at Subsea Global Solutions. “This gives our customers peace of mind, wherever they sail.” Solution provider spotlight: Subsea Global Solutions Photo: Subsea Cruise sales surging, finds CLIA Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) surveyed 4,500 domestic and international travellers across nine countries and found that: of people who have cruised previously intend to take a holiday at sea again, marking a 14% increase from 2019 of those who have never cruised before are open to cruising of both groups will book a cruise within the next two years 91% 72% 58% MARKETWATCH Interferry is supporting ferry operators to follow the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new greenhouse gas regulations, which came into force 1 January 2023. The IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index has been in place for new ships for some time but it now requires older ships to comply to its lower carbon-production regulations and Interferry is encouraging ship operators to refurbish vessels that do not meet these requirements. 43