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MSC Cruises implement next Generation Air Sanitation System

31st October 2020 - 10:30am

Suzanne Rowe (MSC Head of Sales Ireland)

Suzanne Rowe (MSC Head of Sales Ireland)

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• MSC Seashore to be first cruise liner to feature new advanced air sanitation technology to reduce virus risk.

• Further step forward in MSC Cruises’ ongoing commitment to industry leading health and safety.

• Innovation developed by vessel builders, Fincantieri, in co-operation with the pioneering International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

 

MSC Cruises will be the first cruise line in the world to install a new and advanced innovative technology sanitation system called ‘Safe Air’ to improve further the quality and cleanliness of the onboard air for its guests and crew.

 

‘Safe Air’ will be fitted on MSC Seashore, one of the largest and most technologically advanced ships ever built in Italy and currently under construction at shipbuilder Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard and set to be delivered in July 2021 and be the first of two ‘Seaside Evo’ Class ships.

 

The announcement is another step forward in MSC Cruises’ ongoing commitment to health and safety that was most recently demonstrated in August when it became the first major cruise line in the world to return to sea with a new and comprehensive health and safety protocol approved by a range of national and regional authorities in Europe following the temporary halt of the global industry in March as a result of the pandemic ashore.

 

The ‘Safe Air’ next-generation sanitation system is based on the technology of UV-C lamps which are type C ultraviolet rays applied in combination with the ship’s air conditioning system, whereby air flow is radiated at source with a short wavelength light that hits organic particles and prevents the circulation of air pollutants such as viruses, bacteria and mould.

 

The ‘Safe Air’ sanitation system was developed by Fincantieri’s designers and technicians and the virology laboratory of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a leading global research institute headquartered in Trieste, Italy.


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Suzanne Rowe (MSC Head of Sales Ireland)
‘Safe Air’ will be fitted on MSC Seashore, one of the largest and most technologically advanced ships ever built in Italy

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