Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) is referring to the ongoing case of the MV Tomini Destiny, which is currently offshore Chittagong Port, and appears entrenched between parties with the Indian Master taking a resolute stand supported by his crew of 21 Indian seafarers.
The Coral Princess cruise ship docked at Port Miami, after it was refused to dock in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The vessel has 1,000 passengers and 878 crew onboard – two are dead and at least 12 have tested positive for COVID-19.
Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced new measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on commercial passenger vessels and ferries, following the global pandemic.
Uruguay informed that 81 people on the Greg Mortimer cruise ship which has been stranded off the coast of Uruguay for almost two weeks and has over 90 Australians on board, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Following the disembarkation of Ruby Princess cruise ship’s passengers, it has been reported that eleven people have now died in Australia, with the losses becoming the centre of attention of a criminal investigation by the NSW Police homicide squad.
It has been reported that as of Sunday, April 5, 50% of the crew onboard of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt had been positively tested for COVID-19, reaching the 155 positive cases up to now.
The world has literally gone into quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is an unprecedented crisis situation in terms of breadth and scale, from a global health, social and economic standpoint. The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 69,000 people, while confirmed cases exceed 1,275,542. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and Spain have the most deaths. Also, US, Canada, France and UK top the list with the countries affected significantly.
The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), through its collective body, the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS has contrived the supply of medical equipment to support the hospitals, their doctors and nurses who are fighting this unprecedent pandemic.
According to Reuters, Florida authorities recently informed that are prepared to allow the two Holland America COVID-19 positive cruise ships to enter and berth at the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale after 27 days stranded at sea.
Following the global quarantine and lockdown measures, the British Ports Authority (BPA) launched a new information resource for the UK ports managing the COVID-19 crisis.
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