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CSMART Academy Earns SAFETY4SEA Training Award

Bill Truelove (second from right), managing director for Carnival Corporation’s CSMART Academy, accepted the SAFETY4SEA Training Award with fellow team members (left to right) Stanislav Davidov, Angelique Vrij-Struik, Petra Kendall, Apostolos Belokas (managing editor for SAFETY4SEA) and Caitlyn Kennedy.

Carnival Corporation was honored when its Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) Academy received the SAFETY4SEA EUROPORT Training Award for 2019.

The recognition, presented at the 2019 EUROPORT conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands, marks the second consecutive year the CSMART Academy has been recognized for excellence in maritime safety training.

Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, managing director for CSMART Academy, along with fellow CSMART Academy team members Stanislav Davidov, Petra Kendall, Caitlyn Kennedy and Angelique Vrij-Struik, accepted the award on behalf of Carnival Corporation at the Rotterdam Ahoy convention center.

"Along with sustainability, the safety and comfort of our guests and crew are the top priorities for all of us at Carnival Corporation and our nine global cruise line brands, and being recognized for a second consecutive year by SAFETY4SEA voters is a rewarding validation that we are running a world-class operation at CSMART Academy," said Truelove. "We have over 7,000 bridge and engineering officers who go through rigorous annual training and the cruise industry's first Continuous Development program, and we continue to make investments in advanced simulator systems, instructional tools and a world-class faculty – all of which support a role-based bridge and engineering management training curriculum, an approach never before implemented on such a large scale."

Added Truelove: "Our commitment to safety has created a culture of continuous professional development that expands the knowledge and skills of our bridge and engineering officers to continue meeting and exceeding the highest industry standards for maritime safety. That is a hallmark of Carnival Corporation, our cruise lines and the CSMART Academy, and we all appreciate the validation that comes with independent recognition from the SAFETY4SEA Awards."

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