Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, was honored October 2nd at a ceremony at the Yacht Club of Greece when its Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) Academy was recognized for excellence in maritime safety training by SAFETY4SEA. The world-class training center, opened in 2009 and relocated into a new, state-of-the-art facility in July 2016, has a renowned reputation for its innovative practices and high standards in safety training and excellence in maritime operations for bridge and engineering officers from across Carnival Corporation’s nine global cruise line brands.
“Carnival Corporation and its CSMART Academy are to be highly commended for having extraordinary dedication to annual professional development and continuous improvement in all facets of its bridge and engineering operations,” said Apostolos Belokas, founder and managing editor of SAFETY4SEA, a top online portal for global maritime news and pro bono initiative fostering maritime safety and sustainable shipping. “Carnival Corporation is providing a guiding star for the maritime sector for its leadership, commitment and innovation in developing extremely high standards, protocols and curriculum. While it is easy to talk about safety being a priority, Carnival Corporation is an organization whose actions, investment and commitment to providing the most progressive training available speak volumes.”
The SAFETY4SEA Awards celebrate organizations that have demonstrated outstanding performance within the critical areas of fostering safety, excellence and sustainable shipping. Following an open nomination process, the top companies and service providers are shortlisted, with all finalists being interviewed by SAFETY4SEA to discuss the latest information on the ways they are successfully working towards the goals of promoting maritime safety and sustainability.