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On 3/28/2021 at 2:36 PM, Cruise Guy76 said:

Right, but what is the name of the actual test?

The actual name of the test is generally referred to as SARS CoV 2 antigen test. Most often done by PCR which is the gold standard. There are differences depending on the platform the test runs on. For example, there is the Cobas 8800 analyzer, the Amplitude by Thermo Fisher, the Panther Holigic and I'm sure there are others. It would be interesting to know which manufacturer provides Viking with their testing instrument. And I hope they have more than one on board because these instruments do "go down" from time to time and I'm sure there is very little onsite tech support in the ocean.

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7 hours ago, Mrs Miggins said:

Love the California State Map but very sad that I cannot see the Pirate or even Pyrate enclave.

It's known only to thems what already knows where it is.....Aaaarrrrrggghh.🍹

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10 hours ago, tsakishuman said:

And I hope they have more than one on board because these instruments do "go down" from time to time and I'm sure there is very little onsite tech support in the ocean.

 

While this type of equipment is highly specialised and also highly regulated, so is much of the existing technology on ships, and it keeps growing annually. However, the ship's crews always seem to find a way to keep it working.

 

Back in my deep sea days, the Radio Officer, assisted the Engineers with any electronic issues, but now they have some electronic training among the Engineers & Leckies. Being highly resourceful, they have an amazing ability to cobble some temporary repair, or jury rig it, to get to the next port. Most times, all they had was an OEM Manual, which must be provided with all equipment.

 

Having redundancy is the preferred option, but if not, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the Engineers/Leckies somehow manages to fix a breakdown.

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1 hour ago, Cienfuegos said:

Did the Bodega Bay folks remove their name / sign from the map?

You mean Bolinas in Marin County, not Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.

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So the CDC issued 'Technical Instructions' for compliance to resume cruising on Friday, 2 April after 5 months of silence.  Someone should tell the CDC that the current Covid variants did not arrive in the US on cruise ships and they should address the risk posed by the most likely vectors by which the variants arrived - airlines.  The Technical Instructions probably have killed the US cruise industry for this year and will force the US cruisers to look off shore to find cruise opportunities.

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