Migrant workers to be accomodated on cruise ships to reduce spread of COVID 19
Singapore started moving migrant workers who have recovered from the coronavirus on to two cruise ships, the 'SuperStar Gemini' and 'SuperStar Aquarius' as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the disease within the workers’ dormitories, which have seen a surge in infections. The city-state managed to keep the COVID-19 outbreak in check in the early stages, but was facing a fast-moving second wave of cases, with the vast majority of new infections in sprawling dormitory complexes housing migrant workers, many of them construction labourers from South Asia. A group of workers boarded the 'SuperStar Gemini' on April 29, 2020, while the 'SuperStar Aquarius, was ready to receive more after undergoing assessments by government agencies, the Singapore Tourism Board said on May 1. Together, the vessels can accommodate up to 2,000 people.
SuperStar Gemini to reposition to Malaysia
Star Cruises is to homeport SuperStar Gemini in Port Klang, Penang and Langkawi from November 2018 to April 2019, enabling parent company Genting Cruise Lines to strengthen its presence in Malaysia. SuperStar Gemini will sail a series of three- and four-night roundtrips from the three Malaysian ports, as well as from Phuket in Thailand. Guests will be able to visit various destinations in the Straits of Malacca region, such as Krabi in Thailand and Sinagpore.
Malaysia searching for Singaporean who fell off cruise ship in Malacca waters
Malaysia's rescue teams have been searching for a Singaporean who fell overboard from a cruise ship in Malacca on Sunday night, the New Straits Times (NST) reported on Tuesday (Nov 29). Wuan Poh Fatt, 60, was reportedly on holiday with five others, travelling on the SuperStar Gemini from the cruise ship's base in Singapore to Penang. But Wuan was believed to have fallen overboard in waters off Tanjung Kling at 11.05pm on Sunday, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said. Investigations said Wuan had gone missing following a headcount and had failed to respond to announcements shortly before the ship docked in Georgetown on Monday, according to the NST. On board CCTV footage confirmed a person falling overboard at 11.05pm in an area which corresponded to between 9.5 nautical miles off Pulau Besar and 12 nautical miles off Tanjung Kling. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/malaysia-searching-singaporean-who-fell-cruise-ship-malacca-waters#sthash.6giYo5GD.dpufUpload News