This worldwide catastrophe is having a major effect on the 2020 cruising season. As I write this, March 20, 2020, most countries in the South Pacific, including NZ, but currently excluding Fiji, have banned the arrival of cruising vessels. The situation is very fluid and I will try and update the position as and when I have hard facts. In addition please view the Noonsite web site as anything I have, and more, is going to them. https://www.noonsite.com/news/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-special-procedures
Coordination in NZ is taking place and marinas who have crew affected are talking to each other. The questions being raised relate to crew outside NZ wanting to return to their boats, as well as those in NZ with visas about to expire. At the moment it is better for boats to remain in NZ, so we hope the mild summer continues for some time! Our cruising grounds are wonderful.
If anyone has any fresh information please contact the following who will pass the information to those in the loop. More information is expected next week. firstname.lastname@example.org (Patricia) email@example.com (Sue)