The review is being led by an inside man: Capt. James Hunn, a retired US Navy captain who is the company’s svp maritime policy and compliance. Following a 32-year Navy career, Hunn has held senior positions at Carnival Corp. for nearly a decade, focusing on company-wide efforts to establish maritime policy standards while overseeing health, environmental, safety and security practices.
Carnival said Hunn and senior health and safety executives from each of the lines will review all safety and emergency response policies and procedures, officer and crew training and evaluation, bridge management and company-wide response and support efforts. Hunn will report to the Health, Environment, Safety & Security Committee of the board, and to Howard Frank, vice chairman and coo of Carnival Corp. & plc.
In addition, Carnival’s Health, Environment, Safety & Security Committee plans to engage outside industry-leading experts in the fields of emergency response organization, training and implementation to conduct an audit of all of the company’s emergency response and safety procedures and to conduct a thorough review of the Costa Concordia accident.
Frank said, ‘This company-wide initiative will identify lessons learned and best practices to further ensure the security and safety of all of our passengers and crew.’
Further, Carnival voiced support for the call for a comprehensive evaluation of safety regulations by the International Maritime Organization, which was requested earlier today by the Cruise Lines International Association.