Carnival leads company safety review following Costa tragedy

first_imgLate last week Costa Cruise’s parent company Carnival Corporation & plc confirmed that it would undergo a complete safety audit and review of all its cruise lines to counteract any future incidents.The move came less than a week after the Company’s Costa Concordia  began to sink after coming in contact with rocks off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy and will include inspections into safety and emergency response policies.A statement from Carnival read that the review would be led by the company’s current senior vice president of Maritime Policy and Compliance as well as a retired US Navy Captain, James Hunn who will report directly to the Health, Environment, Safety and Security Committee of the cruise Group’s board.“… this tragedy has called into question our company’s safety and emergency response procedures and practices,” Carnival Corporation chief executive Micky Arison said in the statement. “While I have every confidence in the safety of our vessels and the professionalism of our crews, this review will evaluate all practices and procedures to make sure that this kind of accident doesn’t happen again.”Meanwhile over the weekend, the death toll increased to 13 with another 20 people expected to be missing, BBC News Europe reported.The latest victim to be found was located within the ship, wearing a life-jacket and according to media only 13 bodies found so far have been identified. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img