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Greer becomes IAATO Executive Director

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has appointed Gina Greer as Executive Director. Greer will lead the Secretariat and work with IAATO’s Executive Committee to further the association’s mission of advocating and promoting safe, environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica. Previously a partner [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:48:37+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Appointments|

On site grounding repair

While a Hydrex diver/technician teams were undertaking underwater bow thruster repairs in Phuket, a cruise ship suffered grounding damage while on her way to Thailand.   Upon hearing of the incident, the Hydrex technical department contacted the undisclosed cruise ship owner and proposed that the [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:46:43+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Technology|

MSC to halt expenditure for 18 months

In line with all the other cruise companies, MSC Cruises has temporarily stopped all its US-based embarkations until 30thApril, and halted ship operations across all areas considered high risk for the virus - the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and Asia. Ships still in operation in [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:44:32+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Finance|

Royal Caribbean boosts liquidity

Royal Caribbean Cruises has agreed a $2.2 bill, 364-day secured term loan facility, to further enhancing the company's liquidity position. The facility can be extended at the company's option for an additional 364 days. RCC has borrowed the full amount available under the term loan [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:40:38+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Finance|

Fraunhofer to support Carnival Maritime

Carnival Maritime, the Hamburg-based marine service unit of the Costa Group has partnered with Fraunhofer CML. This move is meant to implement the maritime research institute´s decision support system, the patented SCEDAS, on the 27 vessels of Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia brands. [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:36:51+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Digitalisation|

MV Werften stops production for four weeks

German shipbuilder MV Werften has stopped production at its yardsin Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in Europe. On 22nd March, the three shipyards halted their current ship construction projects for four weeks, which mainly involve parent Genting’s newbuilding cruise ships. MV [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:32:46+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Safety|

MedCruise shows support

In a statement, MedCruise Association has said that it would like to show its support to all of its port members and associate members that are dealing the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19, as well as to all the cruise industry community and partners. [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:25:48+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Safety|