UPDATE: Cruise ship operators in meltdown

Most if not all deepsea and river cruise operations have been suspended in the light of the spread of COVID-19. Its rapid spread has resulted in many countries banning cruise vessels and ferries from calling at their ports. For example, on Friday, US President Donald [Read more...]

2020-03-15T11:53:02+00:00 March 15th, 2020|Safety|

COVID-19 – cruise lines take action

Last Tuesday, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) submitted an anti-virus plan to US Vice President Mike Pence. Although details were still scarce at the time of writing, the plan included denying boarding to anyone of 70 years or over unless they are able to [Read more...]

2020-03-13T18:06:35+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Safety|

Cruise lines suspend operations

Princess Cruises is to voluntarily cease operations of its 18 cruise ships for 60 days, while Viking Cruises is to suspend all of its ocean and river cruises until the beginning of May. This is in response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global [Read more...]

2020-03-13T18:01:09+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Safety|

Miko supplies plaster kits to Polar cruise ships

The first Miko Plaster Polar Kits have been supplied to passenger ship operators sailing in Polar waters. Polar cruise operators Hurtigruten and National Geographic Lindblad are the first companies to equip ships with the technology. Using magnetic patches and a special application technique, the kits [Read more...]

2020-03-13T17:37:42+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Safety|

Fire protection discussed at SSE 7

Several amendments and recommendations that involve the cruise and ferry industry were agreed at the 7th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), which was held in London between 2nd to 6th March, 2020. In the fire protection sector, fire safety of [Read more...]

2020-03-13T17:14:40+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Safety|

CLIA updates COVID-19 policy

On Sunday, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)announced the adoption of additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19. As a result of these changes, which are effective immediately, CLIA members are to: • Deny boarding to all persons who have travelled from, visited or transited [Read more...]

2020-03-09T08:49:21+00:00 March 9th, 2020|Safety|

CLIA addresses COVID-19

CLIA addresses COVID-19 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has issued the following statement in response to recent developments concerning COVID-19 and its impact on the global cruise industry. “The health and safety of cruise passengers and crew is and remains the number one priority of [Read more...]

2020-03-03T10:39:44+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Safety|