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MSC tech system detects Men Overboard

“MAN OVERBOARD!”

…Is a phrase that won’t be heard any time soon on MSC Cruises, as the Swiss-based cruise line has announced a new, “highly sophisticated” video surveillance system offering greater on-board security.

Developed in collaboration with tech company Bosch and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the system promises to urther optimize security monitoring on board the ship and will allow, among other features, for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

After a successful pilot phase of extensive stress-testing and continuous software upgrades, the video capturing and analysis system is now operational – initially on MSC Cruises’ latest flagship, MSC Meraviglia.

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman said, “The security and safety of our guests and crew on board has always been our highest priority.”

“Therefore – as innovation has been from day one central to the way in which we operate and develop new features for our ships – we have developed a highly-innovative solution that, through the use of military-grade technology, will allow ship command to take immediate action if needed.”

“While a ship at sea is a challenging environment for accurate video security monitoring and operating high-tech equipment, our teams have managed to successfully develop a system that is at the same time accurate, stable and reliable.”

In case of alarm, an acoustic signal and light will alert the ship’s Security Officer in the Central Security Room who can immediately connect to the system and acquire all images and data and, if necessary, retrieve or review the relevant video images.

The system is now operational on MSC Meraviglia and is a first of its kind in the industry. Over time, similar integrated systems will be developed and deployed across MSC Cruises’ global fleet.

 


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