Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Viking Orion: Cruise passengers stranded after marine growth halts ship


Still Waters

Recommended Posts

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded on a cruise ship off the Australian coast after a potentially harmful growth was found on its hull.

The Viking Orion was denied permission to dock in Adelaide after authorities discovered "biofoul" - an accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae or small animals.

This can allow invasive species to be imported into non-native habitats.

Officials said the ship's hull must be cleaned before entering Australia.

The ship was also reportedly denied permission to dock at Christchurch and Dunedin in New Zealand and Hobart, Tasmania.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-64138743

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

How interesting. I had never heard (or thought), of this happening before.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.