Holland Cruise Ships with sick passengers now allowed to disembark in Florida

holland america cruise passengers

Two Holland America Line cruise ships carrying hundreds of sick passengers and crew members are currently anchored off the Florida coast, awaiting final clearance to disembark after reaching a conditional arrangement with local authorities. Four passengers have died on Holland America’s Zaandam ship, at least two of them from the coronavirus. Nine others have tested positive and 179 more […]

Thousands of Cruise passengers stuck at sea as US sequesters them indefinitely

cruise passengers stuck at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely” during the coronavirus pandemic. The ships should be ready to send any severely ill passengers to the countries where the vessels are registered. For most of South Florida’s cruise liners, that means the Bahamas. The rules, […]

Florida is CLOSED

new florida stay at home order

Gov. Ron Desantis has issued a mandatory stay at home order for the entire State of Florida. The Florida Stay at Home order goes into effect on Thursday at Midnight, so just hours from now. DeSantis made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Facing more pressure from state legislators that he should shutdown […]

David Geffen deletes Instagram after “tone deaf” Yacht post

david geffen's instagram

David Geffen’s picture-perfect post describing how he’s spending his Coronavirus isolation brought a wave of criticism, leading to him deleting his Instagram account. While many of us are posting pictures of a messy and cluttered house full of home schooled kids, hand sanitizer, empty wine bottles, and long hair; billionaires are enjoying their social distancing […]

Gov. issues stay-at-home order for South Florida — through mid-May!

florida stay at home order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday announced that he is issuing a stay at home order for South Florida as the number of positive COVID 19 (coronavirus) cases grows.  The order will apply to Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties through the middle of May.  “The Safer at Home order is the right move for […]

This state just banned recreational fishing

fishing banned in washington state

Is this coming to your region next? Recreational fishing banned in Washington state through at least 5 p.m. April 8 because of the Coronavirus (COVID 19), says the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The state will re-evaluate the situation on April 6 to see if the order should be extended. The announcement follows Washington Governor […]

Miami Dade Mayor Orders Closure of all boat ramps and marinas (Update)

haulover boat ramp closed

Haulover Marine Center and Haulover Boat Ramp Closed. Update: 3/24/2020 More communities following suit… After announcing last week that all of the public beaches were closing, Manatee County officials announced Tuesday morning during an emergency meeting that public boat ramps would also be closing. Beaches in Manatee County closed to the public at 6am last Friday, […]

2 fishermen face felony charges after cheating in a fishing tournament

Two fishermen in Utah face criminal charges for cheating in a fishing tournament. The bass fishing tournament took place at Lake Powell. The alleged cheating was pulled off by catching fish from a different lake and using them at the weigh-in, a scheme that tournament officials uncovered because the bass looked different than other fish […]

Saudi Prince’s $72m Superyacht Capsizes in Greece

saudi prince's yacht

A Saudi Prince’s Yacht, worth $72 MILLION, partially sank after capsizing in Greece. The 230ft Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud capsized as it was being lifted out of the water last week for repairs to her hull. Something went wrong and she capsized starboard, The Saudi Prince’s […]