Cruise ship under missiles fire
While leaving the port of Ashdod, six missiles were fired upon the "Aidadiva" from the Gaza Stripe on July 7, 2014, at 8.28 p.m. LT. All of them exploded before striking the ship. Debris of missiles was found on a passenger deck. It was yet unclear whether the debris originated from the attackers or from missiles fired by the Israel forces to defend themselves. They did not pose a danger neither to passengers nor to crew. Passengers were shocked, but uninjured, and were immediately informed by the captain about the situation. The ship continued towards its next scheduled port of call, Crete, where it was expected to arrive on July 9 at 8 a.m. Aida Cruises regrettet the incident and ensured that the safety of guests and crew always had first priority for the company, and the situation in Israel was permanently being analyzed. There was no travel warning from the German Department of State. German reports with videos: http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/kreuzfahrtschiff-in-israel-raketentruemmer-fallen-auf-aida-diva-a-979922.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNAN26f8jI# https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQBqvBPr_Ig
AIDAdiva diverts to Ashdod instead of Port Said
Ships of the AIDA-Fleet will divert until November 2013 to Israel port of Ashdod instead of Port Said due to the crisis ain Egypt.
Largest cruise vessel ever to call at New Mangalore Port
A cruise vessel — m.v. Aida Diva — with 1,975 passengers and 598 crew members called at New Mangalore Port on Saturday. A press release by Mr S. Gopalakrishna, Traffic Manager of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), said this is the biggest cruise vessel to have called at the Port so far. The vessel started its journey from Muscat and called at Goa. From there, the vessel called at New Mangalore Port on Saturday morning. Of the 1,975 passengers from Germany, around 1,200 passengers opted for ground tour. They visited Thousand-pillar Jain Temple and monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara in Moodbidri town; and Gokarnanatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Kadri Temple, and a cashew factory in Mangalore. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/article2621532.eceUpload News