A vessel well known for its stops at the Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal, has found itself in a bit of trouble with US authorities, that following a surprise sanitation inspection last month.
Following a surprise inspection in Skagway conducted on June 17th, The Silver Shadow, a vessel of the Silversea Cruise Lines received a failing score in sanitation, with more than 40 violations noted in a CDC report.
The score for the Silver Shadow following its inspection was listed as 82, a mark below the acceptable level for the CDC.
The Centre for Disease Control has a benchmark of 85, which is the lowest mark acceptable for a satisfactory score on its inspection process.
KRBD the Alaska Public Radio Station in Ketchikan outlines the nature of the inspection and how it was initiated in this report.
Included in their review of the vessels report was this copy of the CDC report and a response from Silversea Cruise Line.
Silversea officials have advised that they have taken immediate measures to address the CDC concerns and implemented new procedures to ensure that the issues do not arise moving forward.
US officials will have a follow up inspection before the Silver Shadow leaves Alaskan waters at the end of August.
The vessel which carries 380 passengers on each cruise, last called on Prince Rupert on July 19th.
The Silver Shadow, only has two dates on the itinerary for Prince Rupert in the 2013 cruise season, according to the Prince Rupert Port Authority Cruise schedule for this year, the vessel will make its final port call in the city today.
Other reports on the inspection can be found below
Huffington Post-- Silverseas' Silver Shadow Cruise Ship Hides Food from CDC Inspectors
Canada.com-- No Silver Lining for Silversea
Mail on Line-- Cruise ship kitchen nightmare
Travellers Today-- Silversea Cruise Ship, Silver Shadow, Fails Health Inspection