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Pullmantur cancels cruises until Nov. 15
Pullmantur Cruises extended its suspension until Nov. 15, citing uncertainty about the evolution of COVID-19 and ‘uncertainty about the way in which we will be able to sail, once the limitations imposed by the different countries are lifted.’
The Spanish operator said it will take advantage of this period to better understand the implications of COVID-19 for operations and to develop enhanced health and safety protocols.
Port of Palm Beach workers given free reusable masks
Florida’s Port of Palm Beach distributed reusable cloth face coverings to tenants who will provide the masks to mariners, stevedores, truck drivers and other essential maritime workers. Port employees, including security guards, also received masks.
The Port of Palm Beach is among about 400 maritime transportation entities nationwide that received masks, thanks in large part to the American Association of Port Authorities and the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.
AAPA Government Relations Director Cary Davis said the association worked with maritime partners to aggressively advocate for an allocation of masks for essential maritime transportation workers. The masks are part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency effort to keep essential businesses going while limiting the spread of COVID-19. About 3,000 face masks arrived at the port on Monday.