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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred …

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Cruise Liner News – MSC SEASIDE with positive COVID-19 case – 07.06.2021

The 2017 built Seaside Class cruise liner MSC SEASIDE which was planned to enter Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 7th June, 2021 was refused to enter the country after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19.  In fact during the normal procedure of calling 2 hours before the actual eta she was instructed by Valletta VTS …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – OCEAN VIKING Saga – 06.07.2020

On Friday 3rd July, 2020 the NGO SOS Mediterranee ship OCEAN VIKING with rescued illegal immigrants in Central Mediterranean has issued a state of emergency after 6 souls embarked attempted suicide in 24 hours, 2 of them that went on a hunger strike. “This is an unprecedented step in the history of SOS Mediterranée, triggered …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – NGO ships MARE JONIO and SEA-WATCH 3 enter Sicilian Ports – 20/21.06.2020

On Saturday 20th June, 2020 the 1972 built tugboat MARE JONIO owned by NGO Mediterranea with 67 illegal immigrants entered Pozzallo Port, Sicily rescued the day before from offshore Lampedusa. First to disembark was the only woman aboard followed by 4 young Bangladeshi Nationals. These group of 67 were all young and in healthy conditions …

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Cruise Liner News – Norwegian Cruise Lines to relaunch her entire fleet in 5-6 months – 14.05.2020

Norwegian Cruise Line expects that their entire fleet will be able to resume full operations in five to six months. The cruise brand shared the news in its earnings report for the first quarter of 2020, which ended on 31st March. NORWEGIAN GEM leaving Valletta, Malta back to 6th May, 2008. Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., said that Norwegian is planning …

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Coronavirus – Philippine Navy to deliver PPE’s to Philippines – 22.04.2020

The Naval Task Force (NTF) 82, consisting of the offshore patrol vessel BRP RAMON ALCARAZ PS 16 and landing ship BRP DAVAO DEL SUR LD 602, left Muscat , Oman on Tuesday 21st April and will make a stop at Kochi in India to pick up personnel protective equipment (PPE) before heading home to the …

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Coronavirus – COSTA ATLANTICA in Nagasaki, Japan – 25.04.2020

Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise liner COSTA ATLANTICA docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board, an official said on Saturday 25th April, 2020. Specialists from the health ministry said Wednesday 22nd April, 2020 that a cluster of coronavirus infections is …

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Coronavirus – Ropax EL VENIZELOS hit by COVID-19 – 10.04.2020

Earlier this month more than 120 positive cases of COVID-19 amongst the 383 crew of the Anek Line’s ropax EL. VENIZELOS was officially confirmed. EL VENIZELOS underway to Malta around 25 nautical miles back to 11th October, 2017 She was going to serve as a floating hotel for Navantia shipyard workers in Cadiz, who had …

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Coronavirus – French Aircraft Carrier FS CHARLES DE GAULLE R 91 reports 50 positive cases – 10.04.2020

The French aircraft carrier FS CHARLES DE GAULLE R 91 registered 50 cases of novel coronavirus among the crew, the armed forces ministry said on Friday 10th April. Three sailors had been evacuated from the vessel to a military hospital in the Mediterranean port of Toulon as a “precaution”. However, none of the crew who …

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Coronavirus – USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 sailors test positive – 29.03.2020

More sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 currently in the western Pacific have tested positive for coronavirus and officials fear the number will continue to rise. Friday 27th March the carrier called at Guam ( that it was previously scheduled already for maintenance ) days ahead of schedule in order to disinfect the …

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