The current crisis is not what any of us hoped for, for 2020.
You may have seen the arrival of some cruise vessels in the Forth, currently anchored down river.
They are the Balmoral, Black Watch, joined this morning by the Boudicca.
Please see below, a press release from Forth Ports issued yesterday.
We think of everyone impacted by the Virus.
Forth Ports is helping our valued cruise line customers as a very difficult time for the industry. We are currently providing safe and suitable river anchorages for two Fred Olsen vessels in the River Forth with a few more vessels expected to arrive soon.
These vessels are our regular callers into the Forth and we are supporting them while their ships are not operational. There are no passengers on board, and there will only be a skeleton crew on board while they are an anchorage. The rest of the crew are being transferred from the ships to Edinburgh Airport to get them home.
The Balmoral and The Black Watch have had no impact from the COVID-19 virus.”
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