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Carnival brands conduct internal safety audit after Costa Concordia accident

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Following the sinking of Costa Concordia, the Miami-based parent company Carnival Corporation plc., ordered a comprehensive audit and review of all safety and emergency response procedures across all of the company’s ten cruise lines.

“However, this tragedy has called into question our company’s safety and emergency response procedures and practices,” said Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. “While I have every confidence in the safety of our vessels and the professionalism of our crews, this review will evaluate all practices and procedures to make sure that this kind of accident doesn’t happen again.”

The review is being led by Captain James Hunn, a retired U.S. Navy Captain and currently the company’s senior vice president of Maritime Policy & Compliance.  Following a 32-year career in the Navy, Hunn has held senior positions at Carnival Corporation & plc for nearly a decade; focusing on corporate-wide efforts to establish maritime policy standards, while overseeing the company’s health, environmental, safety, and security practices.

Carnival Corporation owns: Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises in Australia.

Carnival (CCL NYSE) closed at $31.91 on Thursday, up 4.5%.

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