China to buy cruise ships as pandemic hits

China is expected to buy three cruise ships and one cruise ship passenger vessel, as the coronavirus crisis intensifies, state media said Tuesday.

China has already ordered 14 cruise ships for its coastal cities of Shenzhen and Tianjin, Xinhua reported, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The source said the ships would be used by the Chinese government for humanitarian aid, with Chinese ships also using them for military and law enforcement purposes.

The news comes as a U.S. Navy carrier strike group headed to the Gulf to conduct drills with Saudi Arabian naval forces in the first major U.A.E. deployment since the coronovirus crisis began.

China will also begin shipping cruise ships to foreign ports, the Xinhua report said.

The first cruise ships were ordered by the Guangdong Maritime Administration in April and will be delivered by the end of June, the source said.

The government has yet to announce a price for the ships, which the government has said would be about $2 billion.

The announcement is likely to be made at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 26, Xinhan reported.

How cruise ships can help save endangered species

The cruise ships that carry the endangered species of the Caribbean Sea, the Philippines, and Indonesia can be a powerful tool for conservation, researchers say.

The ship transport sector employs about 500,000 people in the region and employs some 2.2 million people worldwide, according to the International Maritime Organization.

But with a $1 billion annual operating budget, the cruise ship industry is expected to lose $3.3 billion this year, according the Cruise Lines Association of the Philippines.

This is not because cruise ships are not effective in saving marine life, but because of a lack of knowledge about how to use the ships and how to maintain them, said Tania Tafaro, the executive director of the Association.

To improve the use of cruise ships in conservation, the association and other conservation groups are working on the creation of a registry of cruise ship operators and are calling on the government to create a special registry for these ships, said Patricia F. Alvarado, the director of operations for the Caribbean Maritime Rescue Group.

The government is working on such a registry and the Caribbean Islands Conservation Society is also developing the registry, she said.

But even with the registry and registry work, the industry faces many challenges.

For one, there are no clear guidelines for how cruise ships should be used and maintained.

For example, some cruise ships use large engines, while others use small engines, said Alvarados.

Another challenge is that the ships are small and so they need to be protected, she added.

The International Marine Transport Association (IMTA), which represents cruise ships operators in the Philippines and Indonesia, said that there is no formal registry of these ships and the government needs to do more to protect these vessels from harm.

For example, the IMTA has been working with the government on the establishment of a marine rescue program, which would give the government more powers over these vessels, said Michael P. Calero, the chief executive officer of IMTA.

He added that the IMMA and other organizations are also calling for a special status for these vessels.

The Caribbean Sea is the largest and most protected marine area in the world, and marine resources are essential to the economy of the region.

But because the region has few marine sanctuaries, and because of the lack of government oversight, it is vulnerable to human and environmental pollution, said Calero.

New Zealand to host ‘westerman cruise ship’ on first visit to Australia

New Zealand is set to host a new type of cruise ship to its shores, a 1,200-metre vessel called the Westerman.

The ship will travel to New Zealand’s northern islands of Christchurch and Otago and then sail to the Australian mainland in two months.

It will join two other ships currently in port at Nelson, on the south-east coast of New Zealand, and is expected to arrive in the Australian port of Darwin by November.

The Westerman will be the first ship to make the long journey between New Zealand and the mainland.

It will take about eight weeks to complete its journey from Christchurch to Christchurch, and the ship will then travel north through Otago to Darwin, before making its way across the Tasman Sea to Perth.

Its construction is the first for the port of Nelson, and a major expansion in the port has been undertaken.

In 2014, Nelson had one of the fastest-growing populations in the world.

“The fact that this ship will make the journey from New Zealand via Otago, and then to Darwin on the northern part of the island of New Britain and then into Australia is just incredible,” said Nelson Mayor Michael Daley.

This is the third ship for Nelson Port, following the Westermans in 2011 and the Queen Elizabeth, a 350-metres cruise ship that was christened in 2015.

Nelson is the largest port in the country and it has been the home of the Nelson-based Port of Nelson for over 70 years.

A total of 15 vessels are registered to Nelson, with about a dozen currently in service, including two cruise ships.

Tourists can also get a glimpse of Nelson’s famous shipbuilding facilities in the town’s town hall, where the Westermann will be fitted with a specially-designed engine and sails.

New Zealand’s new shipbuilding sector has been boosted by the introduction of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which will boost the country’s exports of passenger ships to Asia, Europe and North America.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also announced on Tuesday that Australia will invest $4.4 billion in New Zealand shipbuilding and will support up to 2,000 new jobs over the next four years.