Video Norwegian Joy Heads for China

first_imgzoom Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began its journey to its home port of Shanghai, China this week, as its departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.The ship embarked on its approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River on Sunday, March 26th, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) said.Measuring 333 metres in length and 41 metres in width, the ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China.The 168,800–gross-ton Norwegian Joy departed Meyer Werft at approximately 9:00 pm local time, making a narrow passage in reverse through the shipyard’s locks, passing the structure with just 1.2 meters separating the ship from the “bumpers” installed along the locks.After passing through the sea lock in Papenburg, Norwegian Joy continued along the river, stern first. Due to the strong propulsion in the aft section of the vessel, travelling stern first helps with maneuverability, which is a key component when navigating the vessel through such narrow passages, NCL explained.Upon arrival in the Dutch port of Eemshaven, Norwegian Joy will take on additional provisions and further crew members, before heading toward the North Sea for sea trials later this month.Following her delivery on 27 April, Norwegian Joy sets sail for China, where it will debut this summer.Image Courtesy: Meyer WerftVideo Courtesy: Meyer Verftlast_img read more

Health Ministry warns of Pink Eye outbreak in TCI

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 9th 2017: An increase in cases of Pink Eye has raised alarm with the Health Ministry in the TCI, prompting it to advise caution to all residents.Conjunctivitis also called, “pink eye”, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by virus, bacteria or allergy. The ministry says symptoms can follow a virus that also causes the common cold, and as a result deems it as highly contagious.Symptoms include, eyes turning pink or red, weeping or oozing a gooey liquid, experience itching and burning, and eyes stuck shut when you first wake up. The advisory says these symptoms can last for several days.However, the ministry says treatment can differ, depending on the cause of contraction. It warns that antibiotics will not help. While you can use warm or cool compresses, to relieve the pain and irritation in the eyes, the ministry says most cases of pink eye go away on its own without treatment, but it is best to see a primary care physician if symptoms are being experienced, to ensure it is treated properly.Meanwhile the ministry has issued some hygienic guidelines to minimize transmission, advising persons with the virus to avoid sharing bed sheets and pillows, towels, tissues and handkerchiefs including cosmetics with unaffected family and friends.It also asks persons to practice hand washing with water and plain soap, and rubbed together for 15 to 30 seconds, while children should be made to wash their hands before and after eating and after touching the eyes, coughing, or sneezing.The ministry says alcohol-based hand rubs or hand sanitizers are a good alternative for disinfecting hands if a sink is not available. And finally, the ministry says persons with viral conjunctivitis must remain home from school and work to avoid spreading the virus to others.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPinkEyeOutbreak Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more