Norwegian classification society DNV GL has awarded the My Care Readiness Statement against Covid-19 to the FRS vessels sailing on the Strait of Gibraltar.

The statement includes the adoption of improved hygiene and safety protocols to reduce the risks of Covid-19 infection, along with any other pathogen.

With the certification, FRS can reassure the passengers and crews regarding the health and safety protection that is present on the sailing routes across the Strait.

My Care Readiness Statement was awarded to the Ceuta Jet ferry that operates on the Algeciras-Ceuta line for passengers and vehicles.

Kattegat, Tánger Express and Miramar Express, the vessels that serve the Algeciras-Tanger Med line for cargo transport, also received the statement.

The statement covers the measures implemented at offices, along with passenger boarding and transit areas.

FRS Iberia MD Ronny Moriana said: “For us, strict compliance with the protocol is essential because we have a strong responsibility to our on-board colleagues and our customers, which is why we strive to ensure these measures are present on every journey”.

“FRS is the first Spanish shipping line with the My Care Readiness Statement for infection risk management on its vessels, following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

My Care assessment is based on infection risk management approach adopted by hospitals for patient safety.

Earlier this month, Color Line received verification for infection prevention processes and measures from the DNV GL under the My Care methodology.

Last month, Finnish shipping company Viking Line announced that it is the world’s first shipping company to receive verification from DNV GL under the My Care methodology.