For the first time since the disruption of cruise traffic due to the COVID-19 crisis, a liner made its major return this morning in the eastern ferries of the Grand Maritime Port of Marseille. With a very small number of passengers, MSC Seaside is now testing new health protocols implemented in collaboration with French authorities, notably the Prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône, the Marseille Firefighter Battalion (BMPM) and the Paca Regional health agency. . All aspects of the protocol – from continuous testing to contact tracing equipment and barrier measures – are thus looked into under real conditions.
suitable forstrong“The company is the target of this sanitary protocol, by MSC Cruises”Guaranteeing the safety of passengers, crew members and the local population “. MSC recalls that it has been able to resume its activities in the Mediterranean and the United Kingdom with several tens of thousands of passengers from August 2020. It also specified that this protocol had already been ratified by the French authorities during the BMPM’s visit to Genoa on 24 January.
A second stop is scheduled for Sunday 27 May in order to definitively validate the system that will come into effect after the official resumption of cruises in France on 30 June, and more precisely on 4 July, two giant Day of arrival in Marseille. Liners. : MSc Seaside and Costa Smeralda.
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