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30 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:13 GMT+1

October 9, 2020

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MSC Cruises has been certified Biosafe Ship assigned by the RINA

It has been assigned to the flagship "MSC Great"

MSC Cruises has been certified as an additional class Biosafe Ship assigned by classification company RINA MSC Grandiosa,which currently operates in the Mediterranean. The RINA had previously verified compliance MSC Cruises Health and Safety Protocol at Joint Guidance of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which incorporates additional health standards, including EU Healthy Gateways. The cruise company specified that the protocol compliance with guidelines European's two main authorities were one of the crucial part of the process that has enabled the resumption of Mediterranean operations as early as August.

The Biosafe Ship class obtained by MSC Grandiosa is recognition based on precise standards and criteria certifies that the ship is equipped with systems and procedures specific operations, which can reduce the risk of contagion passengers and crew.

MSC Grandiosa is currently in its eighth weekly cruise and hosts passengers from Schengen area. Another ship of the company, MSC Magnificent,instead will take off the next 19 October and will run ten-night cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean.

For both ships MSC Cruises has developed procedures 360-degree operations that are based on the already stringent measures health and safety that has been in place for some time aboard the boats Company. New procedures include universal testing Covid-19 for all guests and crew prior to boarding, protection of the "social bubble" on the ground in every destination as an additional layer of protection for guests and the introduction of a Covid protection plan for greater Protection.

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