Crew confined in Caen
The 'World Odyssey' berthed in the port of Caen on May 7, 2020. Its 54 crew members must remain confined aboard. After a month spent in the Canaries, the ship was docked in the Herouville basin at 11.30 a.m after spending more than one hour off Ouistreham in the morning before obtaining prefectural authorization to dock. The ship had contacted the Caen port authorities a fortnight ago. There were no health or damage issues on the ship which has been regularly chartered in summer by the University of Colorado (USA) for its students. The majority of the crew Ukrainian staff. They will remain confined for several days before disembarking, after a medical check-up and if they have a plane ticket to return to their country. Some members of the crew were from third countries outside the Schengen area. The company representatives must develop a transportation plan so that each of them can return to their country. Some of the crew will still stay in Caen, to watch over the safety of the 'World Odyssey'. French report with photo: https://actu.fr/normandie/caen_14118/un-paquebot-croisiere-confine-dans-port-caen-54-membres-dequipage_33492172.html
Call at Kirkwall cancelled due to bad weather
The visit to Kirkwall of the "Deutschland", which was due in alongside Hatston Pier on June 14, 2018, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Earlier this week OIC Marine Services also gave advance notice that the visit of the cruise ship "AIDAsol" was also cancelled due to the high wind warning.
World cruise of young American ended after one day
On Sep 9, 2017, the lifeboat "Vormann Steffens" of the DGzRS station Hooksiel was alerted to the "Deutschland" which was enroute from Bremerhaven to Barcelona. A 19 year old passenger of American nationality was suffering from panic attacks one day after having set off for a cruise around the world. The helicopter Christoph 26 transferred a doctor and medics aboard the lifeboat which reached the cruise ship one hour later. The patient was taken aboard jointly with a crew member of the "Deutschland". Aobard the lifeboat she recovered so that no further medical treatment was deemed necessary. The lifeboat crew informed the customs about the return of the American woman to Germany, the owners of the cruise ship organized an accomodation, and the mother of the woman boarded an aircraft in the USA to take her daughter back home. German report with photos: https://www.seenotretter.de/aktuelles/seenotfaelle/ansicht/news/seenotretter-in-nord-und-ostsee-im-einsatz/Upload News