IT’S not been a happy few months for the cruise industry, and unfortunately, and it’s not been too much better on Australian rivers.
Historic paddle vessel Amphibious sunk on the weekend at Echuca (pictured).
Apparently, the 143-year-old vessel sprung a leak, but there is hope; the ship sunk once before in 1978, before being recovered and restored.
It was the second-oldest wooden vessel in Australia.
NO-ONE enjoys being quarantined; well, almost noone.
A French couple stuck on a boat in the Caribbean probably have a better quarantine situation than most.
Christian and Renee Commenge live in the French overseas region of Guadeloupe, and were sailing around the nearby island of Martinique when French President Emmanuel Macron announced his country’s lockdown, including its overseas regions.
The Commenges are still in lockdown on their 12-metre sailboat; they are able to go for a swim from their boat, as they are at anchor and not in port.
Not the worst situation.