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Trump Says Cruise Lines Suspend Departures for 30 Days

Mar 13, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that major cruise lines would suspend cruises for 30 days, following a series of industry announcements that came after repeated transmission of coronavirus among passengers at sea.“At my request, effective midnight tonight…

Marine Tech: Marine Evacuation Systems from Survitec

Mar 13, 2020

As the cruise industry continues to prosper, so too does Survitec, a specialist in marine evacuation systems (MES). Survitec has a history of more than 160 years, with 2020 marking the centenary since RFD, now part of Survitec, was founded.The…

Vietnam Turns Away Cruise Ship Over Coronavirus Fears

Mar 12, 2020

Health authorities in the southern Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh want to stop a Bahamas-flagged cruise ship with Italians on board from docking at the economic hub on Friday over coronavirus concerns, state media reported.The Health Department…

Coronavirus-hit Princess Cruises Suspends Operations

Mar 12, 2020

Princess Cruises, the operator of two coronavirus-stricken ships, said on Thursday it would suspend global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months, sending shares of its parent company Carnival Corp down 22% in premarket trading.The…

Seattle Cancels Two Cruise Calls Amid Coronavirs Outbreak

Mar 11, 2020

The Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that it has canceled two cruise ship calls to help curb the spread of the novel coronoavirus.“This region is in a public health emergency and we will cancel the first two sailings of our cruise season…

Grand Princess Docks in Oakland

Mar 10, 2020

Weary passengers aboard a cruise ship idled at sea for days by a coronavirus outbreak erupted in cheers on Monday as the vessel sailed into San Francisco Bay en route to the Port of Oakland and the next, unexpected phase of their voyage - two weeks of quarantine…

CLIA: Any Action to Limit Cruising is Unwarranted

Mar 06, 2020

A cruise industry trade association has hit back at reports speculating that the U.S. government may move to discourage some travelers from taking cruises as part of a broader Trump administration effort to limit the spread of coronavirus.'Any action to restrict cruising is unwarranted…

US Considers Discouraging Cruise Travel

Mar 06, 2020

The United States is considering ways to discourage U.S. travelers from taking cruises as part of a broader Trump administration effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to four officials familiar with the situation.The officials…

Saga Cruises Hit by Coronavirus Cancellations

Mar 05, 2020

Travel and insurance group Saga said it has seen a higher level of near-term cancellations for its cruises and tours due to the coronavirus epidemic.Forward passenger tour bookings were down around 20% versus the prior year, with a more significant impact in recent weeks…

ICS Issues Coronavirus Guidance

Mar 05, 2020

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 22-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent…

First Vessel Receives Cybersecurity Verification

Mar 05, 2020

A large passenger vessel has become the industry’s first to achieve system compliance under classification society DNV GL’s framework for integrated cybersecurity.Today's vessels are increasingly fitted with integrated automation systems and digital solutions…

Saudi-led Coalition Thwarts Red Sea Attack

Feb 25, 2020

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday foiled an 'imminent terrorist' attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping channel, the coalition said.The forces destroyed…

New CBP Office Opens on NC Ports Terminal

Jan 28, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has opened an office on-terminal at the Port of Wilmington, in North Carolina.North Carolina Ports leaders welcomed CBP officials Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the office which will support the…

Are Foreign Ships Secure in Iran?

Jan 13, 2020

Mohammad Rastad, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that foreign trade ships that transport goods to Iran can be confident that there will be no problem for their movement and there is no obstacle for their arrival in the country…

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Jan 09, 2020

Even as the United States and Iran appear to signal a keenness to avoid further conflict, oil and gas shipowners are bracing to pay a price for the war of words that culminated in rocket strikes in Iraq over the last week - higher insurance bills…

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