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'.
Passenger who jumped over board rescued
A man jumped off the 'MSC Orchestra' into the sea between Madagascar and Mauritius on Dec 31, 2019, around 4 a.m. He was found and rescued in less than an hour. The ship’s security protocols were activated immediately, and the ship command responded promptly and adequately. He had only sustained minor injuries after his spell in the water. Hewas brought back on board the ship and taken to its medical centre for care. His health is being monitored and his family has also been offered assistance. The ship continued on its course to Mauritius, according to its schedule. Reports with photos and video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7842541/Man-rescued-ocean-jumping-cruise-ship-MSC-Orchestra.html https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-crew-of-msc-cruise-ship-rescue-man-overboard-victimUpload News