Statement from Carnival Australia in response to Coroner's recommendations

The events of May 2013 were a profound human tragedy. As an organisation, our thoughts and prayers remain with both families of Kristen Schroder and Paul Rossington.


We thank NSW Deputy Coroner Hugh Dillon for his compassionate conduct of the inquest and welcome his recommendations.


Specific information on how to respond to a man overboard has been included in the mandatory safety drills conducted on board all Carnival Cruise Line ships based in Australia and abroad.


Carnival Corporation continues to test a range of man overboard real-time detection systems to enable implementation of such technology once proven effective and reliable.


We are also working with the International Standards Organisation to establish operational benchmarks for ‘man overboard’ systems.