Shippers Work ‘Ebola Clause’ Into Contracts

By Jonathan Saul and Edward McAllister LONDON/NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) - As Ebola persists in West Africa, shipping lines and traders are tweaking their contracts to protect themselves if the disease puts crews at risk of infection or prevents vessels calling at affected ports. Ebola has not yet forced ports to close, but uncertainties about the spread of the virus are … [Read more...]

IMO Ebola Infographic: What You Need to Know On Board Ships and In Ports

The chances of attracting the Ebola Virus Disease while onboard your ship or in port is extremely low, even if you find yourself traveling to and from the hardest hit countries in West Africa. For those of you onboard ships that don't call in those countries, namely Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, your chances of coming down with the deadly disease are practically zero, and … [Read more...]

Texas Lab Worker Isolated On Carnival Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola, has tested negative for the disease, Carnival Cruise Lines said on Sunday. The Carnival Magic arrived on Sunday in the port of Galveston, Texas after a week-long trip that included being denied docking by Belize and … [Read more...]

Ebola: Texas Lab Worker Isolated Onboard Carnival Cruise Ship

Update: Lab Worker Tests Negative for Ebola A lab worker from the Dallas hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died and two other nurses have fallen ill is in isolation onboard a Carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean after it was discovered that the woman boarded the vessel in Texas and left the country under a CDC required self-monitoring period. According to a … [Read more...]

Ebola Fight: Royal Navy Medical Ship Deployed to West Africa

The UK Ministry of Defence is ramping up its efforts in the fight against Ebola with the deployment of troops, equipment and a medical ship to West Africa as the World Health Organization warns that the outbreak could infect 10,000 new people per week. This week, the MOD is preparing to deploy the RFA Argus on a mission to West Africa where it will serve as an offshore base … [Read more...]