Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has donated more than £33,000 of food to causes in need in Scotland while her ships are laid up in Rosyth due to COVID-19 with the help of food distribution charity FareShare.
The donations with over 30 pallets worth of food, included cereals, biscuits, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, jams and sauces, chocolates, cured meats, baking ingredients, rice and more, all from her four liners BALMORAL, BRAEMAR, BOUDICCA and BLACK WATCH. It is equivalent of 30,000 meals to the most vulnerable people.
BLACK WATCH berthed at Valletta Cruise Port back to 14th April, 2017.
The items were collected from Babcock’s Rosyth facilities, where the four ships are currently berthed by FareShare, which works to support those in difficult circumstances, including isolation, poverty or homelessness. Thomas Rennesland, Hotel Operations Director at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are used to feeding in excess of 4,000 guests and crew across our fleet every day, and while we have not taken on any additional fresh produce since we paused our operations in March – other than that required to feed our crew – our stores and freezers were fully stocked and ready for cruising as normal.
BOUDICCA underway offshore Gozo back to 23rd June, 2016.
The four ships sailed to the Firth of Forth when Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced its pause in operations on 13th March, where they remained at anchor before relocating to Babcock’s Rosyth facilities at the end of May. Fred. Olsen announced in April that it would be extending its pause in operations past 23rd May, and continues to assess all upcoming cruises on a weekly basis.
Fred Olsen Cruise Line is represented in Malta by Medsea Shipping Agency – http://www.medsea.com.mt
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Published – Friday 19th June,2020