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RCI suspends Indian crew movements

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has suspended incoming crew movements from India with immediate effect, according to the Crew Centre. The company has decided to temporary cancel all assignments for shipboard employees from India or people who reside in the country. According to a letter sent to [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:50:43+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Safety|

BV to help Carnival resume operations

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been contracted by Carnival Corp to provide health and safety services to facilitate the return to cruising and to protect passengers and crew. The support provided, which includes verification of safety and hygiene measures, will be based upon the expertise and [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:46:07+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Safety|

Grimaldi to acquire Armas assets

The Grimaldi Group and Armas Trasmediterránea Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sale of assets and property rights of the Spanish group, as a first step for a collaboration between the two groups. This agreement provides for the purchase by the [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:38:08+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Marketing|

New TT-Line Ferries to be built in Finland

On 14th April, 2021, the Tasmanian Prime Minister granted permission for TT-Line to sign the contract with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of two ropaxes. A day later, both parties signed a formal contract remotely via video conference. This latest contract [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:36:04+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Grandi Navi Veloci acquires P&O Ferries

MSC-controlled ferry company Grandi Navi Veloci has bought the 1976-built ferries ‘Pride of York’ and ‘Pride of Bruges’. The forme P&O Ferries were previously deployed on the Hull/Zeebrugge/Rotterdam route. ‘Pride of York’ is to be renamed ‘GNV Aries’, while ‘Pride of Bruges will be renamed [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:34:30+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Cruise line CEOs meet with White House COVID team

The CEOs of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH), Carnival and Royal Caribbean have made a direct appeal to replace the US Government's phased-in approach to sailings from US ports. A meeting was held with the White House COVID response team on 16th April, according to a report on CNBC. The CEOs stressed [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:31:26+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Safety|

Sanary completes cruise ship mooring buoy

Sanary-sur-Mer, part of the Var Provence Cruise Club, has installed a mooring buoy. “This new environmentally friendly equipment helps protect the Posidonia seabed and will allow future cruise ships to be welcomed in the best safety and security conditions,” the Var Provence Cruise Club network said [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:27:11+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ports|