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ITF inspectors blocked at Dover

Nautilus International and the ITF have called on the UK Government to intervene, after inspectors seeking to ensure the welfare of seafarers were denied access to P&O Ferries vessels at the Port of Dover on 19th April. In [Read more...]

April 28th, 2022|

VIKAND Partners with Meritech

Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND has partnered with Meritech to promote its automatic handwashing system, the patented Cleantech. “We’re really pleased to be representing Meritech’s automated handwashing system, as it has a proven track record of improving on board [Read more...]

April 13th, 2022|

ABS addresses ro-ro vehicle fires

In the wake of recent incidents of ro-ros and ropaxes carrying vehicles catching fire, ABS has updated its rules addressing electric vehicles on board ship. The culmination of more than a year’s work with industry expertise, including ro-ro [Read more...]

March 25th, 2022|

CDC relaxes rules- CLIA comments

On 18th March, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed a few protocols on its requirements for cruise ships sailing in US water. All the cruise lines operating in the US are operating under the [Read more...]

March 25th, 2022|

UK lifts travel restrictions

In what should be a boost to UK cruising, all pandemic-induced travel restrictions ended on 18th March. According to the update, no one entering the UK now needs to take tests or complete passenger locator forms – previously [Read more...]

March 25th, 2022|

Australia to open its doors to cruise ships

Upon taking medical advice, the Australian Government will not renew its ban on international cruise ships arriving and departing from Australian ports, when the current rule expires on 17th April. In March, 2020, following the global spread of [Read more...]

March 25th, 2022|

Committee looks at Norwegian safety concerns

The Norwegian Cruise Committee, led by former policewoman and Svalbad Governor, Kjerstin Askholt (pictured), has submitted a report to Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security, Emilie Enger Mehl. In 2020, the committee was commissioned to assess the [Read more...]

March 13th, 2022|

MAIB warns Hurtigruten and DFDS following near miss

The UK’s Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has completed a preliminary assessment of an incident involving Hurtigruten’s expedition cruise ship ‘Maud’ and DFDS’ freight ro-ro ‘Gardenia Seaways’. At about 02.30 on 4th November, 2021, the ‘Maud’ (pictured) and [Read more...]

March 13th, 2022|