Written by Michela | 2 April, 2012 14:38
Naples, 2 April 2012 – This morning, the top management and the officers on board of MSC Cruises have shown all the safety aspects of a cruise ship.
They did it on board the flagship MSC Fantasia, considered one of the most beautiful ships in the world, underpinning interested in any area of the ship, also and especially those dedicated to the crew only, such as kitchens, the Cambusa, the medical rooms, the control room and the bridge.
Doing the honors were Domenico Pellegrino, Managing Director of the Company, Emilio La Scala, General Manager of Technical, Henry Borniotto, CEO of MSC Italcatering (the MSC group company that manages the supply of food & beverage for the entire fleet).
“To ensure our guests a holiday in comfort and maximum safety, on board each ship and in our offices in the land there is an organization that constantly works 'behind the scenes' to define every detail through accurate and reliable procedures"He underlined Domenico Pellegrino. “in fact, security on board cruise ships is a very broad subject and articulate that covers every aspect of life on board, from the findings for access by boat to the verification of environmental and hygiene conditions, from medical care provided 24 Hour 24 the correct storage of the food chain. These are the priorities that allow us to ensure that quality to passengers, that authentic hospitality and the professionalism that has always distinguished us in the landscape world cruise ".
During the visit by boat, is discussed in particular the latest technologies to navigation, procedures to ensure quality and safety of food products served on board and implemented the policy of continuous training for the crew and ground staff.
“There is no preparation of food that is inseparable from a careful selection of raw materials, they must respond in the first instance to all the requirements by the very level of quality control and food safety that we have set ourselves with the ISO22000 certification and compliance with the parameters of regulatory control of health administration and preparation of foods and beverages HACCP "Said Henry Borniotto. “The Company has decided to directly monitor the entire production and distribution. This allows us to guarantee the traceability of all food served on board, ensure passengers a quality food that would otherwise be possible ".
With the same philosophy of MSC Cruises has over the years developed an excellent technology supplied only on board their ships, which allows you to plan and monitor the routes of each unit. is called Travel Planning & Monitoring System E, thanks to the use of the satellite, allows the offices of the earth of the Society of know in real time the exact position of the ship in any part of the world it is found, immediately detecting any abnormalities in the route, in speed and in the proper functioning of the major systems on board.
“Our offices in Sorrento we can reproduce all the time all the data the main navigation, as if we were actually on the bridge of each of our ships"Said Emilio La Scala. “The system is able to provide real-time data such as the technical Heading (direction of the ship), il Rate of Turn (the evolution of the ship), l'Xte (whether expressed in miles off course), BTW (direction to follow) in the case of selected route, il Course & Speed underground (actual speed of the ship). The same data are visible to the offices of the land of the Society for the vessels sailing in the vicinity of MSC Cruises”.
“VP & MS – Travel Planning & Monitoring System”
Software of Excellence provided exclusively on the MSC Cruises fleet as part of security measures offered to passengers at sea.
the "VP & MS – Travel Planning & Monitoring System"Is a product of excellence, supplied exclusive of MSC Cruises, that allows ground offices to define and monitor routes, in a continuous and real-time, The exact location of each ship at any point on the globe it is found, with a refresh rate of a second and a margin of error of less than five meters.
Using this software the Company Commanders of the technical planning of routes and trace the routes "Floor crossing"Establishing corridors that ships must travel, the same way as happens in aviation. This happens not only in full compliance with regulations dictated by the International Convention SOLAS, but also by the contribution of the experience of many decades seamanlike Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), shipping group that operates a fleet of 464 container ships serving 200 lines, touching 145 Countries, 335 ports and 5 continents.
The Floor crossing, Once the track, is shared with the Captain of each vessel during the meetings of pre-shipment and any changes will be discussed and approved jointly. Then the route is sent on board and imported automatically sull'ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System).
In addition to the route of each ship, the system allows ground offices in real time other technical data, such as the power delivered and used, the regression, the number of generators in use, the type of fuel, speed and other information needed to make sure that at any time are minimized emissions and environmental impact.
In the event that may be necessary maneuvers that lead to the exit of a vessel from the corridor predetermined, Commander shall act by mutual agreement with the offices of the Company's land.
“Our offices in Sorrento we can reproduce all the time all the data the main navigation, as if we were actually on the bridge
command of each of our ships"Emphasizes Emilio La Scala, General Manager of technical department at MSC Cruises. “The system is able to provide real-time data such as the technical Heading (direction of the ship), il Rate of Turn (the evolution of the ship), l'Xte (whether expressed in miles off course), BTW (direction to follow) in the case of selected route, il Course & Speed underground (actual speed of the ship). The same data are visible to the offices of the land of the Society for the vessels sailing in the vicinity of MSC Cruises”.
The VP & MS has been developed over the years by MSC Cruises and perfected in cooperation with the QPS, Dutch company specialized in satellite observation systems, el 'APSS, consortium that brings together a number of companies specializing in data collection of navigation.
The software also offers the ability to record navigation and maneuvering in the port of each ship, indicate an area at risk and have information on a port or through a sea of chart records.
The company, In addition, is working to interface the software to forecast, to overlay weather data directly on the chart screen.