Environmental compliance technology company,Total Marine Solutions is to equip MSC Cruises with its Ocean Guardian system.
Ocean Guardian is an easy-to-use tool to enable cruise lines to access the latest environmental regulations.
By 31st July, 2018, all MSC Cruises ships will be equipped with Ocean Guardian.
While the most widely applied environmental regulations are specified in MARPOL, many countries worldwide apply their own rules within their territorial waters. These local regulations are frequently modified, making it difficult for ship operators to stay up to date with rules and guidelines.
Ocean Guardian is claimed to be able to simplify this process and ensure accuracy regarding the international, national, or regional environmental regulations applied.
“MSC Cruises has been a collaborative partner in developing this technology during sea trials,”explained Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Total Marine Solutions President.“Therefore, we are especially excited to deploy Ocean Guardian’s state-of-the-art technology on all MSC Cruises’ ships.”
“As maritime regulations continue to become more complex, and as part of a much broader approach to meet our own environmental objectives, MSC Cruises along with the entire cruise industry continually invests in technology to better manage our environmental footprint,” Bud Darr, MSC’s Executive Vice President for Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, added.“Compliance and knowledge are critical aspects of this and Ocean Guardian will be instrumental to accurately navigate the complex web of environmental regulations at sea.”
MSC Cruises and Total Marine Solutions conducted successful trials with Ocean Guardian on ‘MSC Divina’, while the vessel was at sea in the Caribbean.