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Costa Crociere Group creates new position to oversee safety standards

Costa Crociere Group creates new position to oversee safety standards

On 3 September 2012, the Costa Crociere Group appointed Tom Strang in the new position of Senior Vice President Maritime Development and Compliance for the company. Tom will report directly to Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, and be responsible for ensuring that industry regulations and safety standards are continuously updated and adjusted.

Tom Strang, a British national, is responsible for supporting the Costa Group brands (Costa Cruises, AIDA and Iberocruceros) in ensuring that their maritime and safety processes, organisation and employees are the best in the industry. As well as guaranteeing compliance with industry standards and all national and international rules, he will lead the implementation of more advanced industry practices and promote a safety-centric culture.

Throughout September, Tom will make the transition from his current role in Carnival Corporation’s Corporate Maritime Policy group and work with all the relevant people in Costa, AIDA and Ibero to ensure this task is delivered to the highest standard.

Tom Strang brings a wealth of experience to the role. He held his previous job as Vice President of Maritime Policy and Regulation MP&C (Maritime Policy and Compliance, now CMP – Corporate Maritime Policy) from 2005, where he was responsible for all aspects of policy development in relation to health, safety and the environment across the Carnival Group. In February 2000, he joined Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding to oversee all aspects related to safety and in 2003 he transitioned to Corporate Maritime Affairs where he was responsible for technical aspects of maritime policy development across the Group. Prior to joining Carnival, Tom Strang worked for Lloyd’s Register in various international jobs and countries primarily as a passenger ship specialist. He is also very active within various trade associations and chairs a number of committees and panels.