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Wednesday, July 8, 2020  (Comments: 1)

The Genting Cruise Lines vessel 'Explorer Dream' is the first cruise ship to receive the Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry (CIP-M) certification from DNV GL, allowing the ship to recommence operations in Taiwan from 26 July 2020, the first to begin sailing after the cruise industry was shut down due to the pandemic.

The CIP-M certification, based on DNV GL's experience with hospitals onshore, includes enhanced infection prevention control procedures and systems for the safety and well-being of passengers and crew members.

Kent Zhu, President, Genting Cruise Lines, said: “Genting Cruise Lines is proud to be part of this milestone as we continue to set new standards for our fleet and the maritime industry through the CIP-M certification of Explorer Dream. We are pro-actively taking positive steps to gradually resume operations, starting in Taiwan. These include customised safety and preventive measures in accordance to DNV GL’s CIP-M certification programme and the local authorities to protect and provide peace of mind for our guests and crew, as well as to complement our existing facilities such as the 100% fresh air ventilation on board our ships.”

“We are very proud to mark the world’s first CIP-M certification with Genting Cruise Lines. It is encouraging to see that the cruise line has taken a lead in an industry so adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our new certification will help ship operators to restore passenger confidence and restart operations once the situation allows,” said Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific and India, DNV GL – Maritime.

Reader Comments (1)

Modern Hospitals have total loss (conditioned air) unlike Planes, Ships, offices, etc that recycle conditioned air partly, it's cheaper. Needs modifying to total loss.

By Bill Gillbard on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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