News Release


Carnival Maritime, the maritime unit serving the fleets of the two companies belonging to Carnival Corporation & plc, collected the prestigious award, which is based on the results of inspections carried out in major international ports.

Genoa, 6 March 2024 - The fleets of Costa Cruises and Aida Cruises, Carnival Corporation & plc's Italian-flagged companies, have been honored by the Italian Coast Guard for their safety achievements in 2023.

The award was presented by Commander General Admiral Nicola Carlone to Tommaso Grimaldi, Director HSE & DPA of Carnival Maritime, the maritime management unit for Costa Cruises and Aida Cruises' ships, on the occasion of the annual meeting between Italian shipowners and the flag administration.

Costa and Aida, through Carnival Maritime, were chosen as the most virtuous companies among those belonging to the Italian shipping industry based on an algorithm used by the Italian Coast Guard to assess the safety performance of Italian companies. This algorithm takes into consideration the ratings obtained by the ships following Port State Control inspections carried out in the main international ports, based on the most important agreements on navigation safety (Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU and U.S.C.G.).

"We are delighted to receive this important recognition, which once again proves that safety is an absolute priority for Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships. We would like to thank the Italian Coast Guard for the valuable work it carries out on a daily basis to continuously and constantly improve safety standards on board ships flying the Italian flag and those calling at national ports under different flags," commented Tommaso Grimaldi, Director HSE & DPA at Carnival Maritime.

Carnival Maritime is the maritime services unit of Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises, which also includes the management of HESS (Health, Environment, Safety and Security) for the ships of the two companies.

For additional information:
Press Office Costa Cruises – mob. +39 010 5483523 / 010 5483068 -  
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