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Minimizing Disruption from Maintenance and Inspections To Cruise Ship Schedules

Apr 04, 2019

Stringent and regular scheduled maintenance of cruise ships is vital for safety and comfort. In over 60% of structural faults and disasters on ships, lack of maintenance is to blame.

Crew Member Reports, NCL Fires Many Indian Employees

Apr 04, 2019

A crew member wishing to remain anonymous has sent us a message claiming that many Indian employees working for Norwegian Cruise Line have been fired by the company. The crew was terminated from their working positions after they finished regular contracts and without any particular reason received a letter by NCL  thanking them for their services. The crew member has sent us a copy of the so-called “Thank You Letter” signed by the Fleet Talent Management, which says:

Cruise ship comes to help Oasis of the Seas crew members

Apr 02, 2019

2000 crew members were evacuated from Oasis of the Seas after a large crane crashed on the cruise ship during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The incident caused the ship to list on one side and parts of the dry dock are damaged. All the crew were safely evacuated on land and expected to stay overnight in Freeport city, Grand Bahamas.

8 Injured after crane falls on Oasis of the Seas

Apr 02, 2019

A large construction crane collapsed today on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas during the dry dock refurbishment at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Eight people are reported injured in the incident, company officials said.

“We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.”

Cruise Director attacked and robbed in Guyana

Mar 31, 2019

A cruise director of the British cruise ship M.S. Serenissima was attacked and robbed of his belongings yesterday March 30, in Georgetown, Guyana.

Viking Sky Engine Failure Caused by Low Oil Level

Mar 27, 2019

After investigating the incident Norwegian Maritime Authority announced today that the cruise ship Viking Sky motors failed because of relatively low oil levels in the engines. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded Viking Sky over the weekend while the vessel was sailing from Tromso to Stavanger with 1,400 passengers and crew on board.

Cruise Ship In Trouble, All Passengers And Crew Onboard To Be Evacuated

Mar 23, 2019

Evacuation of passengers and crew is underway, after the cruise ship Viking Sky experienced engine failure today, March 23, 2019. Some 1300 passengers and crew are to be evacuated, by helicopters and if possible, by SAR boats in heavy storm conditions. The vessel is currently one kilometer off the coast of Farstad, Norway. According to the local media, this is one of the worst places to have problems due to strong wind, waves and hundreds of reefs.

Carnival Triumph Evacuated After Small Fire Onboard

Mar 21, 2019

A fire broke out today March 21, 2019, aboard the cruise ship Carnival Triumph during the dry dock refurbishment in Cadiz, Spain. According to the reports hundreds of workers who were inside the ship were evacuated after a small fire broke out on deck 4 of the bow-starboard side. The fire started in the early afternoon when welding works were being carried out. Navantia shipyard fire crews responded to the emergency and put down the fire.

“Bum Bum Kla” Song inspired by the Emergency Muster Drill Composed by a Crewmember

Mar 21, 2019

Dandara Morena is a talented 25-year-old singer from Brazil. Last year, while working as a Sales Assistant on board the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit she got an idea for a song inspired by the “seven long – one short blasts” from the emergency muster drill.

Key Skills For Finding Work On A Cruise Ship

Mar 21, 2019

The cruise industry is in rude health, with new CLIA statistics estimating that 30 million people will embark in 2019, a 6% rise from the previous year. With more demand comes more employment opportunities, so it’s a great time to get into the industry.

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