Carnival Corporation delivers two retired vessels to Turkey for recycling

Carnival Fantasy (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

Carnival Corporation has entered into agreements with Turkish maritime reclamation and recycling specialists Ege Çelik and Simsekler General Ship Chandlers and Ship Repair to responsibly dismantle and recycle the retired vessels Carnival Fantasy (pictured) and Carnival Inspiration.

The recycling companies will formulate a ship recycle plan for each vessel that goes beyond what is required by consulting with Carnival Corporation’s advisor, Netherlands-based Sea2Cradle, to ensure optimal compliance with key national and international environmental standards.

Each plan will include a complete inventory of hazardous and regulated materials and the procedures planned for safely removing and processing the materials in an environmentally friendly way. Once these materials are safely removed and processed, the companies will begin dismantling each ship.

The vessels will be stripped of machinery, electronic equipment, glass, wood, and other materials that can be directly upcycled for reuse in new ships, used in ship repair, or repurposed for other applications. Steel and metal scraps will be salvaged and recycled for direct use or be sent to the mill for producing other products and goods.

Working on behalf of Carnival Corporation and as an added assurance, Sea2Cradle will supervise ship dismantling and recycling at the demolition yards throughout the entire process to ensure the highest health, safety, and environmental standards are maintained.

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