Technical Safety Training Underway on New MSC Divina
MSC Cruises Emphasizes Safety via Knowledge and Equipment
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 4, 2012) – MSC Cruises’ commitment to hosting guests on ships that meet the highest safety standards will be evident on its newest ship MSC Divina, which is due to be christened May 26 in Marseille, France.
MSC Divina will be equipped with two special lifesaving devices known as Marine Evacuation Systems (MES), which complement lifeboats and life preservers by adding additional capacity. The MES is an inflatable slide or chute from which 1,514 passengers can be directly evacuated into waiting life rafts. The crew is instructed in the full use and handling of this system, from deployment to evacuation procedures.
MSC Divina’s sister ships, MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, are also equipped with two Marine Evacuation Systems each.
MSC Cruises firmly believes that safety at sea depends on knowledge and certainty, training, and state-of-the-art equipment. That is why the MSC Cruises’ fleet is designed and operated in compliance with the highest requirements and standards contained in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea as developed by the International maritime Organization (IMO) and why MSC Cruises ensures that every member of crew and staff on board an MSC ship receives frequent training to ensure an effective and precise performance and use of equipment.
Click here to download the video of the first training recently performed on board MSC Divina in the STX France shipyard, St Nazaire.
About MSC Cruises:
MSC Cruises is a privately-held, family-owned, Italian cruise line with a fleet of 11 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. Its 12th ship, MSC Divina, a sister ship to MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, debuts in May of 2012, with sister ship MSC Preziosa scheduled to join the fleet in March 2013. The fleet cruises year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.