“Not one of the 154 crew members nonetheless on board the ship — together with the 32 new confirmed positive exams Saturday — has proven any indicators of illness or signs of Covid-19,” it stated. “4 company have examined positive. The ship is presently docked in Tromso, Norway, with no company on board.”
The 4 crew members examined positive Friday after being in isolation for a number of days for displaying “different illness signs” however none related to Covid-19, in line with the assertion. They’re in a hospital in Tromso.
The ship was scheduled to sail to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of Norway, on Friday afternoon. That journey has been canceled.
Visitors from two expeditions are actually self-quarantining consistent with Norwegian rules, Hurtigruten stated.
“The protection and properly being of our company and crew is Hurtigruten’s primary precedence,” Hurtigruten stated within the assertion. “All crew members are carefully monitored and screened each day.”
Hurtigruten VP of World Communications Rune Thomas Ege stated the corporate was “focusing all out there efforts in caring for our company and colleagues” and could be “working carefully with the Norwegian nationwide and native well being authorities for follow-up, data, additional testing and an infection monitoring.”
The MS Roald Amundsen had two expeditions to the Arctic, one on July 17 with 209 company, and one other on July 24 with 178 company on board.
On July 27, the European Maritime Security Company issued tips for the resumption of cruise ships within the European Union and international locations within the European Financial Space. It states that “cruise operators want to make sure that cruises don’t pose unacceptable well being dangers to passengers, employees and most of the people, specifically when in comparison with different varieties of package deal vacation.”
It recommends enhanced cleansing, retaining bodily distancing of at the least 1.5 meters, and using face masks if bodily distancing can’t be maintained.
Hurtigruten stated its non-Norwegian crew members are quarantined earlier than boarding, and non-European crew must endure two unfavourable Covid-19 exams earlier than leaving their dwelling nation.