EU lists guidelines for cruise ships resuming service

The European Union has released a 49-page guide for cruise ships resuming operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers several measures that seek to reduce the risk for introduction of COVID-19 onto the ship, transmission during a voyage, embarkation and disembarkation, and also provides options for preparedness to [Read more...]

2020-07-05T19:03:19+00:00 July 5th, 2020|Safety|

Stena Line to ensure safe ferry travel

With the potential easing of lockdown restrictions and the re-emergence of non-essential travel, Swedish ferry company Stena Line has announced a set of safety measures. Social distancing, fog machines, fresh sea air inside the ships and the recommended wearing of face coverings, were all seen [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:37:31+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Safety|

BV supports PONANT fleet re-activation

Class society Bureau Veritas (BV) is working with cruise ship operator PONANT to help implement effective infection prevention measures. With a fleet of small expedition style ships, PONANT will benefit from the ‘Restart your Business with BV’ suite of solutions developed for passenger ship clients (see ICSI website [Read more...]

2020-06-27T05:59:59+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Safety|

CDC rolls out new cruise guidelines

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidance on cruise ships. CDC currently currently has a no-sail order, set to expire on 24th July. The update includes a new colour-coded system, plus instructions about the use of commercial transport [Read more...]

2020-06-15T16:07:43+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Safety|