Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya calls for developing lighthouse tourism

Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday held a high-level meeting for developing around 194 existing lighthouses across India as major tourist attractions. The Union Minister stated that this will help in boosting tourism activities in the surrounding areas and will also give an opportunity to people to know more about the.

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Cruise lines extend COVID-19 pause on sailing from the US

The Cruise Lines International Association announced Friday that ships will not be sailing from U.S. ports throughout the summer, extending a pause put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The current no-sail order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 14 is set to expire July 24. The association.

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MbPT to carry out largest crew sign-off

The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), which is hosting three mega cruise ships, the Royal Carribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, Celebrity Infinity and Carnival Splendor, for the next four days, is in the midst of carrying out the largest crew sign-off exercise involving 4,827 seafarers who are returning home after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The next few weeks are only.

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Cruise liner ‘Seven Seas Voyager’ at Mumbai anchorage to drop crew

Seven Seas Voyager, a luxury cruise liner owned by the New York Stock Exchange-listed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, is floating at the anchorage of Mumbai Port Trust awaiting the Covid-19 test results of 168 Indian crew on board ahead of disembarking them. Four more luxury liners are expected at Indian ports over the next.

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State asking shipping cos to pay for quarantine violates Centre’s rules

The state government may have been insisting on the cruise liners and ship owners to pay for quarantine facilities for the seafarers but the standard operating protocol by the ministry of home affairs and the directorate general of shipping clearly puts the onus on the government for providing them with the facilities. The Goa government.

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Goa refuses to let cruise liner with 500 Indian crew berth

The Goa government on Thursday refused permission to a cruise liner with 500 Indian crew members on board citing guidelines of the Union Ministry of Home Afairs. The State government held a meeting after the cruise liner with 500 Indian crew members turned up off its coast. Following the meeting Goa ports minister, Michael Lobo.

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Thousands of shipping crew stranded as countries tighten borders

Between January and March, Artham Menon* has seen enough to last him a lifetime. A crew member onboard an oil tanker, Menon was around 1,000km from Wuhan when coronavirus began to ravage the Chinese city. On January 4, his ship docked close to Qingdao port in the neighbouring Shandong province. It had 1 lakh tonnes.

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More than 25,000 crew, passengers on over 700 ships not allowed to disembark at Indian ports: Shipping Ministry official

To contain the spread of deadly coronavirus, the government has so far prevented more than 25,000 crew and passengers on board over 700 ships from disembarking on Indian shores, a Shipping Ministry official said. Apart from restricting cargo handling, the government had last week prohibited entry of any international cruise ship, crew or passengers with.

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Costa cancels all cruises around world over virus

Costa said Friday it was suspending all of its cruises around the world until April 3 over the coronavirus outbreak as governments step up measures to contain the outbreak. Several of the Italian company”s liners have been blocked in recent weeks over suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and it has already halted cruises.

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