Livorno has done it again. After the success of the first vessel vaccination campaign, which began earlier this week on the Hapag-Lloyd group’s MS Europa 2, another cruise ship berthed in the port this morning to vaccinate 300 seafarers.
It is the Mein Schiff 2, operated by the TUI Cruises group. The vessel is moored at the Molo Italia pier on the north side, where an operational safety area has been set up to handle vaccinations.
According to the President of the Port Network Authority, Luciano Guerrieri “It’s no coincidence that TUI Cruises group decided to send the Meinn Schiff 2 to Livorno to ensure the vaccination of its crew. It’s an acknowledgement of the excellent teamwork that our institutions and operators have been able to put in place over the last few days”. Mr Guerrieri said he was proud of the result and the level of efficiency achieved in the port: ” We are pleased to be able to contribute to making the entire shipping community increasingly safer”.
Once again, the collaboration worked perfectly. The operations were carried out in perfect synergy between the Regional Administration, the local health authority, the Maritime, Air and Border Health Office, Port Police, the Harbour Master’s Office and the Port Network Authority. As in the case of the MS Europa 2, the contribution of the Maritime, Air and Border Health Office, whose staff took care of issuing the international WHO certification, was fundamental.
The vaccination operations, carried out by Red Cross personnel and under the supervision of Dr Alfredo Andreis, a doctor with many years of experience in the maritime sector and health manager at Medov, Mein Schiff 2’s shipping agency, began at 9.00 a.m. and ended around 1.00 p.m.
All seafarers were vaccinated on board thanks to the deployment of four vaccination services.
“Everything went according to plan,” said Dr Andreis at the end of the vaccination campaign. “I want to thank all those who contributed with their direct support to the success of this team effort.”