CLIA extends cruise suspension through October

US-based Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has extended its members’ voluntary suspension of American cruise operations until at least 31st October, 2020 This is the third extension to be announced by the association, and follows the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) ‘No-Sail [Read more...]

2020-08-06T08:35:15+00:00 August 6th, 2020|Safety|

Hurtigruten temporarily suspends expedition cruises

In response to a coronavirus outbreak on board ‘Roald Amundsen’, Hurtigruten has temporarily suspended all expedition sailings. This suspension will affect the ships ‘Roald Amundsen’, ‘Fridtjof Nansen’ and ‘Spitsbergen’ until further notice. Some 36 crew members and several guests on board ‘Roald Amundsen’ have tested positive [Read more...]

2020-08-03T15:12:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2020|Safety|

RCL introduces emuster drill

Royal Caribbean (RCI) has changed the way guests will conduct safety drills. The company has introduced a digital app, which will help with promoting social distancing on board. Called Muster 2.0, the rollout of these new safety drills was initiated in Germany last week on [Read more...]

2020-07-27T15:35:49+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Safety|

Near miss between ropax and submarine

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued guidance regarding a near-miss reported between a Stena ropax and a UK submarine. At 1256 hrs on 6th November, 2018, Stena ‘Superfast VII’s’ officer of the watch took urgent action to avoid a submerged submarine after [Read more...]

2020-07-27T15:17:03+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Safety|

Windstar announces health protocols

Another company to announce health and safety measures is Windstar Cruises, which is committed to a what it calls a holistic Beyond Ordinary Care programme. The cruise company announced that it will retrofit its six ship fleet with hospital-grade HEPA filters, ultra-violet germicidal irradiation and will employ [Read more...]

2020-07-27T15:00:35+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Safety|