Vice Minister Jianzhong of China’s Ministry of Transport and a delegation of Chinese representatives have visited the Arison Maritime Center in Almere, the Netherlands. The vice minister was given a presentation of the safety simulation maritime training center, visited the full mission bridge and engine simulators and watched a number of scenario demonstrations.
The vice minister praised the efforts and contributions Carnival has made to cruise safety. “Among the bridge simulators I have visited, the facilities in Arison Maritime Center are no doubt the best. As the largest cruise company in the world, Carnival sets the industrial standard in the safety training of officers and engineers and improvement of their navigating competence,” he said.
Michael Thamm, Group CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia said during the visit, “we value the safety and comfort of our guests and crew as the core of our company, and the Arison Maritime Center underscores our commitment to safe sailing.”
The event was also attended by Vice Admiral William Burke, chief maritime officer at Carnival; Commodore David L. Christie, senior vice president, Maritime Quality Assurance; Lars Ljoen, executive vice president and managing director at Carnival Maritime; and Captain Hans Hederström, managing director at the Arison Maritime Center (CSMART).