150-passenger cruise vessel calls at Port Tema after 4 years


A cruise vessel carrying 150 people onboard has called at Port Tema.

This is the first time in 4 years a cruise vessel has called the Port.

The SH-Vega, owned by the Swan Hellenic Cruise Line, has been on her maiden global expedition since July 2022; calling over 20 countries and ports.

The Panama-flagged vessel is 113 metres in length and her width is 24 metres.

This event shortly follows three cruise vessels that called Port Takoradi last month.

As a matter of fact, these are collectively the first cruise vessel calls in Ghana since the national moratorium placed on such vessels in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ship Agent in Ghana, the Oil and Marine Agencies Ghana Ltd. (OMA Group), hinted at more cruise vessel calls in the near future.

“In the next two weeks, there is another vessel coming; and it will come to Tema and also go to Takoradi. OMA since 10 years ago has been bringing in passenger vessels year after year, but because of the COVID there was no expedition for 2 or 3 years; and now we have brought it back,” said Gilbert Owusu Gyamfi, Operations Manager at the OMA Group.

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