Meassures taken to avoid spread of the virus (COVID-19)

Meassures taken to avoid spread of the virus (COVID-19)


The following precautions and meassures are taken to minimize the threat of spreading the virus on board during cruises.

- Keeping distance (minimum 1m) between people on board is challenging, and needs to be evaluated for each cruise. This will be done during planning and the first briefing on board.

If you:

- plan to be more than 8 participants, or

- plan to use other parts of the vessel than the main working deck and the laboratories,

- please contact the vessel to evaluate the possibileties.


Research/Field work than can be postponed shall be postponed

* Research activity that will be very negatively affected by a delay, or research that can only be done in a specified timeperiod/season, may be prioritized. If you think your cruise is of this nature please contact us for further planning/risk evaluation.

- Anyone with symptoms of respitory infection or similar shall not enter Gunnerus. On the cruiseday the cruise leader shall collect this information and confirm that no participant has symptoms of any respiratory illness.

- First thing after entering the vessel is to do a hand-wash in the wardrobe

- Sanitizing and handwash remedies are available and should be used frequently while on board

- Meals can be served on board, but the day-room is small, so everyone must be extra carefull to keep 1m distance and wash up before entering the room

- The vessel needs to be sanitized between cruises

- Life vests, helmets, radios and other needed personal protective equipment is possible to loan on board. Your shall only use your designated equipment during the entire cruise.  The crew will sanitize them at the end of the cruise.


-each participants name and telephone number will be collected at the beginning of the cruise, for tracing purposes.


** - the cancellation deadline is not in effect at this point. Cruises cancelled due to COVID-19 will not be charged, even if cancellation is within normal cancellation deadline (3 weeks).

11 Aug 2020 Sten Terje Falnes

More information