12 crew members tested positive for coronavirus
12 crew members of the ''MSC Grandiosa' which has been docked at the port of Civitavecchia since March 15, which had already disembarked all the passengers at the beginning of the week, have been tested positive for the Coronavirus. A Spallanzani infectious disease specialist and an anesthesiologist from the ASL have come on board. All people remained under health control, nobody went ashore. The ship will remain docked until the end of the emergency.
Allision in Palermo
Upon its arrival from Civitavecchia, the 'MSC Grandiosa'allided with a pier in the port of Palermo on Dec 30, 2019, around 10 a.m. while manoevering in port during the mooring phase. At the moment, no injuries have been reported and the extent of the damage has not yet been quantified. The port side stern suffered some damage above the waterline such as dents and scratches. The pier also was affected. Strong winds could have attributed to the accident. The ship left the port again at 6 p.m. and headed to Valetta, where it berthed from Dec 31 at 7.30 a.m. until 6 p.m. before it headed to Barcelona with an ETA as of Jan 2, 2020. Reports with photos and video: https://www.schiffe-und-kreuzfahrten.de/news/unfall-msc-grandiosa-rammte-pier-in-palermo/195061/ https://palermo.mobilita.org/2019/12/30/video-msc-grandiosa-urta-la-banchina-al-porto-di-palermo/ http://crew-center.com/msc-grandiosa-hits-pier-palermo
Storm affects itinerary of maiden cruise
The maiden cruise of the 'MSC Grandiosa' had to be rerouted due to an expected storm in the Bay of Biscay with wave heights of up to nine meters. Following its christening by Sophia Loren in Hamburg on Nov 9, 2019. the ship headed to southampton where it will remained berthed until Nov 15 and then head directly to Barcelona. The scheduled call at Lisbon was skipped. The next calls will be Marseille and Genova.Upload News