MSC's Lirica aced its last US Public Health exam with a perfect score of 100. Putting the "surprise" in surprise inspection, it occurred on Christmas Eve in San Juan.
"It’s probably stating the obvious that what happens in the USA is our international standard on every ship, wherever they operate – but it is a fact," said Emilio La Scala, the general manager of MSC's Technical Department, based in Sorrento. "We have standards in some cases that exceed the USPH requirements, and our objectives are to maintain those standards. Part of our mission statement is Absolute Health and Absolute Food safety. It’s what we do, and a result like this one makes us a very proud company," said La Scala.