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Crew exchange in La Spezia
The 'Costa Mediterranea' arrived in La Spezia in the morning of April 10 and will remain moored alongside the 'Costa Pacifica' until at least April 12. On the 'Coast Pacifica' there were currently 950 crew members, while on the 'Costa Mediterranea' were 750. There will be an exchange of personnel so that people from the Far East will be concentrated on the 'Costa Mediterranea'. After a new stop in Brindisi for a similar operation it will head to the Far East. The 'Costa Pacifica' will continue to remain in the port of La Spezia until the end of the emergency. The Costa and MSC cruises were suspended until May 30. The La Spezia terminal was taking care of the logistics to get spare parts and supplies on board.
Crew to be repatriated from La Spezia
-The 'Costa Pacifica' sailed from the port of Civitavecchia to the port of La Spezia on March 26 a,nd berthed at the Mollo Garibaldi on March 27 at 6.40 a.m. On board were only 900 crew members without symptoms of coronavirus, some of whom were waiting of repatriation through special flights or transfers organized by Costa Cruises in coordination with national and international authorities. The ship has completed the disembarkation of passengers at the port of Civitavecchia. Costa Cruises confirmed that the health situation on board the ship did not present any problems and was constantly monitored. According to the provisions issued by the Italian government, crew members will be required to remain on board the ship and disembarkation will be allowed only for repatriation as soon as possible.
Passenger jumped over board
A 75-year-old passenger jumped overboard from the "Costa Pacifica" from the balcony in her cabin. The woman's body was found on the morning of Oct 11, 2019, off the coast of Spain. The ship was sailing between Funchal and Malaga at the time of the incident on Oct 10. After the woman's cabin mate alerted the ship's crew, the captain turned the ship around to search for the passenger and alerted authorities. The Costa care team moved to provide full assistance to the travel partner and parents of the missing guest.Upload News