Carnival Corporation worked with the environmental non-profit Bellona Foundation – a lead partner in the NGO Shipbreaking Platform – and the specialized ship recycling experts Sea2Cradle to formulate an approach to dismantling and recycling the ships, Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration.
The goal of the organizations and Carnival Corporation is to reuse, reclaim and recycle retired cruise ships in support of cruise line’s commitment to a sustainable cruise industry.
The cruise ships 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.
Other items such as steel and metal scraps will also be salvaged. They will be 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.
The recycling companies will formulate a Ship Recycle Plan for each vessel – Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration – that goes beyond what is required by consulting with Carnival Corporation’s advisor Sea2Cradle to ensure optimal compliance with key national and international environmental standards.
The dismantling of each cruise ship will begin after all hazardous and regulated materials have been removed in an environmentally friendly way.
Sea2Cradle estimates that a significant percentage of the cruise ship materials from both vessels will be reused, reclaimed or recycled.
After an intensive review of sustainable ship recycling facilities, Carnival Corporation selected Turkey-based EGE CELIK and SIMSEKLER based on their track records of compliance with key national and international environmental agreements and regulations. Both recycling companies are certified by the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.