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Albatros in Emder yard due to COVID 19
The Emder Werft und Dock GmbH has won overhaul contracts for the two Phoenix Reisen ships 'Albatros' and 'Amera' which were scheduled to arrive at Emden in week 15/2020. Experience in the passenger segment was gained through several overhaul contracts for internationally operating ferries including those of P&O Ferries, among others. It has been a strategic goal for some time to enter the cruise business. Emden Dockyard representatives exhibited at Seatrade Cruise Global in 2019. The contracts for the 'Amera' and 'Albatros' were won on short notice as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Phoenix Reisen decided to have maintenance work carried out while service was suspended.The exact scope was still under planning and will be defined after Easter. The value of the work has not been disclosed. The 'Amera' was to arrive on April 8. The ship berthed at Bremerhaven on April 5, inbound from Brazil with 560 passengers and 423 crew. Along with the passengers, most crew were disembarked. The 'Albatros' reached Bremerhaven in the morning of April 7, carrying some 370 passengers at the end of a three-week voyage from Lembar. The ship was due in Emden on April 9. Emden Dockyard has a safety/security protocol in place for the two vessels.
Passengers disembarked after found to be coronavirus free
Hundreds of passengers disembarked the 'Albatros' in the morning of March 10, 2020, to start their holiday on the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) island of Lombok, following the Mataram Port Health Authority's (KKP) declaration that the vessel and all aboard were coronavirus-free. All passengers and crew had to undergo medical check-ups before the ship was allowed to dock at the resort island. A team boarded the cruise ship to check the passengers' travel and medical documents. It carried out medical check-ups in accordance to the standard operating procedures. It also scanned all passengers with a thermal scanner. The vessel, carrying 317 crew and 344 passengers from various countries, was finally permitted to dock at Gili Mas Port in Lembar district, West Lombok regency. All crew and passengers were free of the novel coronavirus.
Call at Falmouth cancelled due to inclement weather
The "Albatros" cancelled its planned visit to Cornwall on Sep 25, 2019. The ship was coming from Cherbourg expected to arrive in Falmouth around 7 a.m. and was due to set off for Bremerhaven again around 5 p.m. The call was cancelled due to poor weather. The ship was now headed directly to Germany with an ETA as of Sep 27, 5.20 a.m.News schreiben