Star to maintain Fred.Olsen’s safety equipment

2024-06-14T22:43:37+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Safety|

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines has contracted Star International to provide safety maintenance for its three smaller-sized cruise ships.

The five-year partnership includes the annual inspection and repair of firefighting systems and life-saving equipment (including SOLAS inflatable lifejackets) on board the ’Bolette’, ‘Borealis’ and ’Balmoral’.

Star’s Managing Director, Matthew Ball, commented: “Having worked with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines on a number of occasions recently, we were delighted when they approached us for this long-term contract to help safeguard their passengers and crew.

“Regular and rigorous maintenance of on board safety systems is much more than just a regulatory requirement – it saves lives, and mitigates the disruption and costs involved with accidents at sea.

“We have a great affinity with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines’ values: like them, Star started out as a family-run business and, as we’ve grown, we’ve retained that people-focused approach, delivering safety servicing packages tailored to the needs of each and every customer,” he said.

Stuart Ferguson, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines’ Head of Quality and Resource, said: “We are really proud to be working with Star International, as two brands with long, rich histories in the marine and maritime fields.

“Safety has always, and will always, be an utmost priority for us, and we look forward to working with Star International on the maintenance of much of our safety equipment in the years to come,” he said.