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New Level of Travel Safety

The Megastar ferry currently under construction is equipped with a Safe Return To Port (SRTP) safety system complying with the latest safety standards. Although it remains practically invisible for the passengers, it is a major step towards even safer cruises. In the event of a major accident, the passengers have traditionally been evacuated to lifeboats or rafts.

The basic idea of the new SRTP is limiting of the need for evacuation because of the risks involved. The vessel is divided into a number of watertight compartments for continued functionality in case of accidents.

Safe Return To Port is a safety system that will probably never be used, or be used only in the course of emergency exercises.

In modern ships, the engine rooms are isolated using watertight doors. The engine room of Megastar is additionally divided into two separate watertight compartments; if one should be damaged, the other will remain operational. The same principle applies to critical control and safety systems. A SRTP vessel can cope for 12 hours even if severely damaged, providing the passengers with basic foodstuffs and hygiene services.

 

Modern marine safety equipment on board the Superstar ( 8 photos)

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