The President of IMarEST, Kevin Duffy (in Germany at the time!) MCed the event and provided the keynote speech. This presentation attracted 147 participants on the evening.
This presentation was all about understanding and solving some of the technical, management and operating problems arising on cruise ships and other vessels due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
How can microscopic COVID-19 pathogens transmit from person to person, bring the international cruise industry to a standstill, and immobilise some of the world’s largest warships? The presentation looked at that question from the perspective of maritime professionals responsible for the safe, efficient and seaworthy operation of ships under their management oversight.
Question time was short due to the length of the presentations, and only a few of the questions were able to be answered in the time available.