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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #100 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:42 PM »
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #101 on: Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 PM »
The Diamond Princess has been released from quarantine and will be refurbished so as to start service again, possibly, in mid-May :

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/26/national/diamond-princess-yokohama/?

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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #102 on: Mar 27, 2020, 05:52 PM »
And as for cruiseships locked down at anchor! Just checked a marine tracking site. A lot of ships at anchor off of Floridaand the bahamas, they are the green dots in the attached screen shots.

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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #103 on: Mar 28, 2020, 10:42 AM »
Holland America's Zaandam surprisingly still sailing with unsurprising consequences

'Very scary': pleas for safe harbour from stranded cruise ship near Panama

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/very-scary-pleas-for-safe-harbour-from-stranded-cruise-ship-near-panama?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #104 on: Mar 28, 2020, 10:44 AM »
Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen caught up in it, even though no cases proven on board.  Countries don't want cruise ships visiting, they're seen as spreaders by the public.  Everyone says that the world will be different after this, and it's hard to argue, but the cruise industry will surely be unrecognisable.

Coronavirus ban: more than 100 Australian doctors and dentists stuck on cruise ship off Chile

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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #105 on: Mar 28, 2020, 05:53 PM »
The Zaandam is not being allowed through the Panama Canal with any sick passengers aboard.  Four people aboard have died and they are aware of two others testing positive for Covid-19.  130 more aboard have flu like symptoms.  They are going to try an at sea transfer of all healthy passengers to Rotterdam.
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #106 on: Mar 30, 2020, 12:01 AM »
Zaandam has received permission to go through the Panama Canal.  She is currently disembarking healthy passengers, 50 per lifeboat, to Rotterdam. The ill passengers and the four deceased are staying aboard Zaandam. What a situation to be in.
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #107 on: Mar 31, 2020, 07:13 PM »
In general, I believe that cruise ships carried on sailing for far, far too long.

But this is inexcusable : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/31/cruise-ship-chief-zaandam-and-rotterdam-passengers-left-to-fend-for-themselves-covid-19-crisis
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #108 on: Mar 31, 2020, 08:57 PM »
Should they not be heading for their home ports, wherever they might be? I can see that other ports may not want to accept these passengers, although if they are seriously sick, they need to be admitted to the nearest hospitals if at all possible.

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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #109 on: Mar 31, 2020, 10:24 PM »
You need to read this. It couldn't possibly be more serious for Carnival, and there's questions over whether it can survive.

Carnival cruises seeks $6bn funding amid coronavirus fallout

World’s largest cruise operator and owner of Diamond Princess admits sector may never recover from pandemic

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/31/carnival-cruises-seeks-6bn-funding-amid-coronavirus-fallout
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #110 on: Apr 01, 2020, 01:37 AM »
Given how most of the cruise lines are registered, lord knows where , in an effort to avoid paying as little Tax as possible and other implications, should a government bailout even be on the table ?

British Airways owners are registered in Spain, Flybe went under and was going bust anyway before this outbreak and Loganair provide a lifeline service to the Scottish Islands. Three Airlines and three different reasons for wanting a bailout.   
 
Interesting times indeed. And what word of Cunards new ship being built as we speak, Queen Corona
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #111 on: Apr 01, 2020, 07:15 AM »
Who could have imagined that...
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #112 on: Apr 01, 2020, 09:18 AM »
Two very good replies there!  You both made me laugh, despite the obvious gravity of the entire situation.

I can't see cruising resuming within a year, and I think it will be longer, and unrecognisable when it does.

Who could have imagined that...

Excellent, who did you do that for? 
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #113 on: Apr 01, 2020, 10:02 AM »
No one... Just had the idea.

I've got plenty of time right now - most clients closed, all projects being laid up idle or cancelled.

Keeping calm and carrying on drawing  ;D

I did another one to help figure out why the lockdown is so important. Now can you imagine how many interactions in a ship with 5,000 individuals?





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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #114 on: Apr 01, 2020, 11:48 AM »
I did another one to help figure out why the lockdown is so important. Now can you imagine how many interactions in a ship with 5,000 individuals?

Both excellent illustrations! Thank you for sharing them with us. That second one is great for helping people to understand the importance of the lockdown. And you don't even have to be a mathematician :) .

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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #115 on: Apr 01, 2020, 02:22 PM »
I am in contact with 3 friends who are still at sea but with 3 different cruise lines.
1 is with HAL and has been on a 'grand tour' of the  Mexican coast between Cabo san Lucas and San Diego to collect supplies, off load sludge, refuel etc.
Another has been been flown from Canada, where he lives, to UK, taken to Dover, boarded his ship and went straight into a 14 day quarantine period, then he'll take over as Security Officer. On the up side, he is in a top level suite with balcony and an 'unrivaled view' of the grey cliffs of Dover!
The 3rd one is with RCCL and is at anchor outside Tampa for the next 2 weeks. Then they'll go back in and off load about 500 crew leaving a 'worknig/safety' crew of about 150!
He was due off in 3 weeks, but his relief is stuck in India!!

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Re: Coronavirus : "Operation Nemesis" unfolds in Sydney Harbour
« Reply #116 on: Apr 04, 2020, 12:19 PM »
' ... In the largest <peacetime> maritime operation ever undertaken in the harbour, NSW Police and the Port Authority are moving at least 1300 crew members between five cruise ships today ...'https://www.9news.com.au/health/five-cruise-ships-to-depart-nsw-waters/d88cee37-16a9-4b01-aab6-310787d30318
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Re: Coronavirus : "Operation Nemesis" unfolds in Sydney Harbour
« Reply #117 on: Apr 04, 2020, 01:26 PM »
' ... In the largest <peacetime> maritime operation ever undertaken in the harbour, NSW Police and the Port Authority are moving at least 1300 crew members between five cruise ships today ...'https://www.9news.com.au/health/five-cruise-ships-to-depart-nsw-waters/d88cee37-16a9-4b01-aab6-310787d30318

I hadn't read about this, thats impressive.
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Re: Coronavirus : passengers locked down on cruise ships
« Reply #118 on: Apr 05, 2020, 07:00 PM »
Another Princess cruise ship just docked in the Port of Miami with two aboard deceased and a number of others testing positive for Covid-19.  I can't for the life of me fathom why people would start on a cruise in March, especially on Princess, with all of the coronavirus infections already so prevalent. 
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« Reply #119 on: Apr 05, 2020, 10:31 PM »
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I can't for the life of me fathom why people would start on a cruise in March, especially on Princess, with all of the coronavirus infections already so prevalent.

Unfortunately June it's human nature! Plus probably an unforgiving cruise line cancellation policy.
People out there are just not taking this seriously enough, the lake I live on is packed this weekend, several of the larger boats have at least 10 people on then and they are not social distancing!

 

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