In the latest step toward restoring public confidence in the brand, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the appointment of four experts maintenance, operations and safety experts to its new Safety & Reliability Review Board.
The Miami-based cruise line said Monday that the board, first announced in April, will also include three experts from inside the company.
External members of the new board are: Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, who retires from the U.S. Navy on Aug. 1 following a 34-year career; Rear Admiral Joseph F. Campbell, who served in the Navy for more than 32 years; aviation operations expert Ray Valeika, who retired from Delta as senior vice president - technical operations and John K. Lauber, who held top safety jobs at Airbus and Delta and served on the National Transportation Safety Board for two terms.
They will join Martin Landtman, Carnival’s senior vice president of marine operations; Richard J. O’Hanlon, vice president for nautical and safety operations at the cruise line and Mark Jackson, the operator’s vice president of technical operations.
Carnival announced the board as part of a broader effort to improve safety and reliability aboard the cruise line’s ships following the disabling fire aboard the Carnival Triumph in February.