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Carnival Corporation cruise ships take part in safety project

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e MonaLisa project promises to track the locations of ships sailing in European waters, increasing safety, efficiency and reducing environmental impact.  Knee-jerk reaction to Costa Concordia being in the wrong place at the wrong time or part of an ongoing effort.

“The project is a computerised tracking system that offers a continuous view of ship traffic in specific regions, and is designed to provide cruise and cargo operators with information that enables them to operate as safely and efficiently as possible,” reports gcaptain.

Carnival Corporation announced this week that it has joined the project  and that a number of Europe-based ships from various Carnival Corporation brands are expected to be part of the project.

Carnival Corporation will work with the Swedish Maritime Administration to extend the current test area from the Baltic Sea to include the Mediterranean Sea.

Saying the Mona Lisa project is “aimed at making a concrete contribution to creating efficient maritime routes, enhancing maritime safety and to reducing the environmental impact,” Jonas Vedsmand, marketing director at the Swedish Maritime Administration concludes that it “has attracted a considerable international interest, which also confirms that we are on the right track.”

Great move:  Timely.  Efficient.

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