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Where do you park your cruise ship when you can’t use it?

Turns out the answer is out at sea, between the Bahamas and Florida if you normally operate in the Caribbean, or in Manila Bay if you operate further afield (the Philippines being where most of the cruise industry’s “non customer facing” crews come from).

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That’s an awful lot of very expensive tonnage steaming in slow circles.

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Screenshot: Cruiseshiptracker via NZHerald
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Screenshot: As above - Yes this is silly but I don’t have a problem with giving credit where I’m actually using a directly-relevant image from a commercial source

Many of these ships still have crew aboard who haven’t been allowed to disembark due to accessible countries having border restrictions: globally, the only country currently allowing non-local crew to pass through for repatriation purposes is Barbados. Many crew have been effectively imprisoned for over 3 months. Apparently mental health is becoming a real issue.

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