MSC Cruises will be the world's first passenger shipping company to install a new and advanced innovative technology sanitation system - ‘Safe Air’ - to further improve the cleanliness and quality of the onboard air for its passengers and crew members.
‘Safe Air’ will be fitted aboard MSC Seashore - one of the biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ships - is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard (near Trieste Italy). Scheduled for delivery in July 2021, the liner is the first of two ‘Seaside Evo’ class vessels designed for MSC.
MSC’ commitment to health and safety was most recently demonstrated in August when MSC became the first major cruise company in the world to return to sea with a brand new and comprehensive health and safety protocol approved by national and regional authorities in Europe following the halt of the global cruise industry in March as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The ‘Safe Air’ next-generation sanitation system is reportedly based on the technology of UV-C lamps - type C ultraviolet rays applied in combination with the vessel’s air conditioning system, whereby air flow is radiated at the source with short-wavelength light that hits organic particles and prevents the circulation of air pollutants like mold, viruses, bacteria.
The ‘Safe Air’ sanitation system has been developed by Fincantieri’s technicians and designers and the virology laboratory of the leading global research institute International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, headquartered in Trieste.