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May 4, 2020updated 21 Aug 2020 11:41am

Covid-19: US House Committee begins probe to investigate Carnival

The US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has opened an inquiry regarding Carnival Corporation’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks on its cruise ships.

The US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has opened an inquiry regarding Carnival Corporation’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks on its cruise ships.

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The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chair Peter DeFazio and House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation chair Sean Patrick Maloney have requested to receive the records linked to the coronavirus response of Carnival Corporation.

The nine subsidiaries of Carnival Corporation will also have to submit the records.

Additionally, the letters were sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Coast Guard requesting the documents.

The chairs are waiting to receive information regarding the decisions made to ensure the safety and health of the passengers and crew who were on the ships during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The documents should also include the copy of the Outbreak Prevention and Response Plans of the company from 1 January.

In a letter sent to Carnival president and CEO, they said that the company has not acknowledged the ‘public health concerns in its public-facing materials’.

The letter said: “While cruises are often viewed as a carefree escape from reality where passengers can dine, dance, relax and mingle, we would hope that the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic will place a renewed emphasis on public health and passenger safety, but frankly that has not been seen up to this point.

“In fact, it seems as though Carnival Corporation and its portfolio of nine cruise lines, which represents 109 cruise ships, is still trying to sell this cruise line fantasy and ignoring the public health threat posed by coronavirus to potential future passengers and crew.”

The US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over issues regarding maritime transportation such as issues with passenger vessels and different international treaties.

Last month, NSW Police launched a criminal investigation into the Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess cruise ship.

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