Ships’ crew to be vaccinated

Royal Caribbean Group and Swan Hellenic will soon require their crew to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to work, according to the Crew Center. In an email to crew members obtained by the Miami Herald, Royal Caribbean Group said the company was still working [Read more...]

2021-02-26T21:12:17+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Safety|

Canada bans cruises until 2022

The Government of Canada has banned cruise ships until the end of February, 2022. The government also advised Canadian citizens and residents to avoid all cruise ship travel. It said that this move was in response to the continued risk cruise vessels in Canadian waters [Read more...]

2021-02-12T18:49:14+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Safety|

CDC mandates face masks on cruise ships

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order that requires people to wear masks on public transport, including ships. From 2nd February, this applies to all travellers into, within, or out of the US, eg, on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, [Read more...]

2021-02-12T18:45:52+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Safety|

USCG ramps up SMS requirements

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is going ahead with its plans to ensure that US flag passenger vessels operate with a Safety Management System (SMS). SMS are structured and documented sets of procedures enabling company and vessel personnel to effectively implement safety and environmental protection [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:02:13+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Safety|

USCG offers cruise ship contracting opportunity

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has introduced a contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. USCG’s Cruise Ship National Centre of Expertise (CSNCOE) requires interested parties to bid to host three Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Courses on board a cruise vessel of [Read more...]

2021-01-11T22:20:47+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Safety|

ALMACO and Genano sign partnership agreement

ALMACO and Genano are to become preferred partners in providing patented air de-contamination technology to improve overall passenger and crew health by removing airborne impurities, including the novel coronavirus, of all sizes. With over 20 years’ experience of providing the marine and offshore industries with [Read more...]

2021-01-11T21:52:13+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Safety|