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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|

Ropax fire concerns IMO

Last week, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim (pictured) expressed concern about the fire on board the ropax ‘Euroferry Olympia’. He said; ”I express my deep concern regarding the incident involving the fire on board the ro-ro ‘Euroferry Olympia’ [Read more...]

February 26th, 2022|

CDC lowers COVID-19 warning level

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) has lowered its warning level for travelling on a cruise ship. It has dropped the warning from Level 4 to Level 3, ie from ‘Very High’ to ‘High’. This means [Read more...]

February 16th, 2022|

Stricter CDC recommendations rile CLIA

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) new COVID-19 programme for foreign flagged cruise ships operating in US waters has been lambasted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). CDC’s latest announcement made on 9th February is [Read more...]

February 12th, 2022|

VIKAND offers officer infection control training

US-based maritime medical and public health specialist VIKAND Solutions has launched an online infection control officer training course for the cruise and commercial shipping industries. This course equips crews from differing environments with an opportunity to learn more [Read more...]

February 12th, 2022|

Inmarsat to address the ferry sector

Marine communications supplier, Inmarsat, has teamed up with Greece’s largest passenger shipping group, Attica and digital consultancy, Thetius, to launch the ‘Inmarsat Ferry Open Innovation Challenge: crew training and entertainment’. Focusing on the needs of ferry crews, the [Read more...]

February 12th, 2022|

US cruise industry and COVID-19 report released

US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Louis Sola (pictured) recently issued his final report of a fact finding investigation into COVID-19 related impacts on the cruise industry. Known as Fact Finding 30, this investigation focused on identifying commercial measures passenger [Read more...]

January 27th, 2022|

Carnival to use VeriFLY

Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) has claimed that it will become the largest cruise ship operator to use the VeriFLY solution for its US homeport operations. A pilot programme started recently for guests boarding ‘Mardi Gras’ at Port Canaveral. [Read more...]

January 27th, 2022|