The vessel’s design is based on the requirements, guidelines and recommendations of SOLAS, ISPS code and IMO
Security Measures. Like most cruise liners, MV Narrative engages the services of special security teams whose vessels escort us through certain geographical regions. In addition, the vessel registers with the required reporting agency when entering any high risk areas and remains in daily contact with the agency while in the reporting area.
Security Staff. A high level of onboard security is maintained throughout the operation of the vessel and specific staffing varies based on our location. With security monitoring all public areas, MV Narrative’s highly trained onboard security staff ensure that your home at sea is always kept safe and sound. While in port, security is provided at both the port and vessel entry points. The vessel also features:
–Lookouts: In higher risk areas, Storylines utilizes additional lookouts at elevated points with distance viewing equipment including thermal and night vision.
–Full security team: Crew and residents conduct drills with special attention paid to access points, lockdown conditions and bridge team in the unlikely event that emergency protocols need to be applied. Storylines has a designated security officer responsible for upholding all protocols.
Safety Equipment. Although generally not discussed publicly in detail, these include highly trained staff, surface radar, electrified anti-boarding measures, mirrors on bridge wings, bright search lights, razor wire coils, water spray cannons and foam dispensers. The safety equipment aboard MV Narrative is designed to meet or exceed the highest of international standards. In the unlikely event of an emergency, the vessel has a shipwide PA system and its highly trained staff is ready to handle any situation. The vessel also features:
–Safety cameras: A ship wide common surveillance and general broadcast camera system use the ship’s data network. The onboard surveillance system consists of high-definition, color cameras with continuous recording capabilities. Positioning of cameras for security purposes is based on the ship security assessments, including cameras at all vessel access points, entry points to sensitive areas and bridge visibility blind spots. In addition, the system includes cameras at selected exterior view locations capable of transmitting real-time images to the flat screen TVs located inside of the apartments of both residents and crew.
–Locks: All lockable doors have locks organized into master key systems, depending on their status and purpose, to allow control of access to each area of the ship. All access points are limited and controlled with sensors and remote locking where possible.