For SeaDream's Caribbean restart
As earlier reported here, SeaDream Yacht Club plans to employ the system as part of its health protocols for SeaDream I when it restarts Caribbean cruises in early November.
The Altapure technology will be used in conjunction with other sanitization equipment on a daily basis. SeaDream will also conduct pre-boarding COVID testing and daily temperature checks.
'The cruise industry faces unique challenges as each line seeks to relaunch operations in this difficult new environment,' BioHiTech CEO Frank Celli said. His company has worked with the SeaDream team to create protocols using the AP-4 for regular disinfection of guest and crew cabins as well as dining areas, health facilities and other commonly used areas.
'When combined with other safety protocols, the Altapure AP-4 will help SeaDream put passenger and crew safety first to create the safest possible yachting experience,' Celli said. 'We look forward to helping SeaDream and other like-minded cruise lines that are dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards of disinfection for their customers and employees.'
Enhanced, automated and touchless high-level disinfection
The Altapure AP-4 is an enhanced, automated and touchless high-level disinfection sub-micron aerosol system launched in 2017 that provides a safe process and rapid elimination of spores, viruses and vegetative bacteria such as COVID-19, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, VRE, MRSA, Bacillus atrophaeus, Geobacillus stearothermophilus, Polio virus, C. auris and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), among others.
Extensive research and development alongside Harris Corp., formerly ITT Exelis, a global aerospace, defense and information solutions company, resulted in the creation of this patented aerosol generation technology that, when coupled with the liquid agent Altacare, a reagent grade peracetic acid solution, yields rapid results for high level disinfection.
Altapure products are engineered, manufactured and assembled in the US.