CLIA acts on health protocols

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has adopted mandatory core elements of a set of health protocols to be implemented as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations. A critical next step, now that initial sailings have begun effectively with strict protocols in Europe, [Read more...]

2020-09-22T07:51:59+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|Safety|

LSA servicing and inspection should be maintained

With an increasing number of vessels returning to service following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Survitec has advised that ships’ life-saving appliances (LSA) are maintained according to their original service schedules in order to avoid delays. Operators must have a valid safety certificates in place [Read more...]

2020-09-12T08:06:49+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|

Silversea gets DNV GL health certificate

Silversea’s ‘Silver Spirit’ has become the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail with a certificate in infection prevention for maritime (CIP-M) from DNV GL. The CIP-M programme is built on DNV GL Healthcare’s expertise in infection risk management. Using the experience from over 4,000 audits [Read more...]

2020-09-12T07:53:45+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|

Hurtigruten taken to task

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has criticised Hurtigruten for deviating from health and safety policy and regulations in the midst of the pandemic.   It said in a report that Hurtigruten failed to announce or log both suspicion and subsequent confirmation of the Corona virus on [Read more...]

2020-09-12T07:28:39+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Safety|

NCL opts for Brookes Bell safety software

Consultancy Brookes Bell has been contracted by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to deliver its software solution SRtP Onboard™ across its ‘Breakaway Plus’ cruise ship class. Brookes Bell was engaged directly by the Meyer Werft shipyard, builder of the vessels The software was installed on the [Read more...]

2020-09-11T15:36:14+00:00 September 11th, 2020|Safety|

Industry coalition calls for cruise industry changes

Port communities worldwide have joined forces to demand a no return to business as usual after COVID-19. They have launched the ’Global Cruise Activist Network’, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business as usual when cruise ships start sailing [Read more...]

2020-09-04T12:17:31+00:00 September 4th, 2020|Safety|

Hurtigruten in COVID-19 outbreak investigation

Hurtigruten faces potential problems, due to alleged cases of COVID-19 being reported emanating from the expedition cruise ship ‘Roald Amundsen’ after she berthed at Tromso in late July. Initial Norwegian investigations have uncovered issues, which could give rise to legal action against the company and [Read more...]

2020-08-29T07:51:22+00:00 August 29th, 2020|Safety|