TDN Visit MV Oceana

Last month the TDN team visited senior executives of Carnival Corporation and P&O Cruises to spend a day discussing the challenges they face to keep passengers safe at sea. The team were delighted to find out they were to take a trip onboard MV Oceana, docked in Southampton.

At over 77,000 tonnes and with the ability to carry over 2,000 passengers, Oceana is the fifth largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruise visiting ports in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Caribbean and Central America throughout the year.

Ensuring the safety of over 2,000 passengers plus 890+ crew requires a complex set of integrated and stand-alone technical solutions. On one part of the tour the team discovered over 17 different organisations were involved in preventing, and dealing, with incidents on board.

The tour group discussed Carnival’s search for Man Over Board technology to find casualties in the sea. This emergency requires immediate action to save lives and searching for casualties in darkness is incredibly difficult and dangerous for the crew. Carnival are currently undergoing trials with unnamed suppliers which was discussed during the tour.

The tour also discussed how future fleets will operate with LNG fuels and how LNG bunkering along the route offers new and unknown challenges into the cruise market.

With thanks to Carnival Corporation and P&O Cruises for their support

The following speakers will represent Carnival at Passenger Ship Safety Southampton

Mike Collier, Manager Research & Projects, Carnival Corporation Shipbuilding, Martyn Thomas, Acting Head of Maritime Training, Carnival UK, Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director – CSMART, Carnival Corporation, Francesco Casarini, Director Marine and Safety New Building Department, Carnival Corporation Shipbuilding, Antonio Saccone, Marine Engineer, Carnival Corporation Shipbuilding.


TDN at Carnival

  1. Harry Macleod / 13 Mar 2017

    Great visit, many thanks to Carnival for their hospitality and a great insight into the professional conduct of the cruise industry.

    Still recovering from looking through the glass floor in the bridge gun ports to the sea below- massive height!

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