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Medevac in Corfu
The Central Port Authority of Corfu was informed in the night of Sep 20, 2021, that a 79-year-old passenger of the 'MSC Orchestra', which was en route from the port of Corfu to the port of Mykonos, needed to be medevaced. The ship returned to the port of Corfu, where it disembarked the patient. He was then picked up by an ambulance and taken to the Corfu General Hospital for treatment. The cruise ship then resumed its voyage.
Health departments still searching for passenger of cruises with COVID 19 ifections
The SA transport and health departments were still working to find people who were on board the 'MSC Orchestra' where two people tested positive for Covid-19. This came to light on April 20 when the transport department announced that it was currently working with the department of health to trace the individuals. The 'MSC Orchestra' left the port of Durban on March 16 with 2,800 passengers and 900 crew aboard for picturesque Pomene, Mozambique — a day after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of measures to quell the spread of the coronavirus.
Gale kept cruise ships in port
Due to a storm the departure of the 'MSC Orchestra' and 'Artania' was delayed after the port authority barred any ship traffic n port on Jan 18, 2020. Tugs were called to stabilized the ships at their berths due to the gale force winds. The call of the 'Artania' at Port Elizabeth was skipped. Also the schedule of the 'AIDAmira was affected as she could not enter the port of Cape Town, as well as the 'Nautica' which was slated to reach the port at midday. On Jan 20 at 9 a.m. the 'Artania' left the port enroute to Durban, ETA Jan 22, followed by the 'MSC Orchestra' short time later on its way to Durban with an ETA as of Jan 24. The 'AIDAmira' was berthed at 11:30 a.m., followed by the 'Nautica'.News schreiben