Day 61 – 5th March 2020, At Anchor, Semarang Indonesia

Last evening the ship was notified the Indonesian Government required another temperature check of all passengers and crew, prior to the ship receiving clearance to dock alongside.

This was completed about 08:30 and the ship received a clean bill of health from the Indonesian Govt. However, the local Mayor is over-ruling the Federal Government and is blocking the ship from docking and letting passengers ashore.

At present, they are negotiating to at least let us dock to load the 6 containers of stores, currently sitting on the dock. As time progresses, the chances of us getting ashore in Java is slowly ebbing away.

Life continues aboard this amazing ship, regardless of the political wrangling.