Mercury worker tests positive for Covid-19; Update on current Italian marine industry activity; Quebec show cancelled; Clipper Race cancels Qingdao stopover; Superyacht Gathering cancelled

AMERICAS

One of two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin is a Mercury Marine office worker at its headquarters campus, and the company is encouraging any employees who can, to work from home while instituting other precautionary measures.

 

The 2020 Quebec City Boat Show kicked off at noon yesterday only to close its doors and cancel just seven hours later in the wake of an emergency ban on indoor events with more than 250 people imposed by the Quebec provincial government.

EUROPE

A spokesperson for the Italian trade association Confindustria Nautica has given IBI an update on the current situation on the ground in Italy.

ROW

The round-the-world Clipper Race has cancelled a call at Qingdao, China which was a visit planned as part of the 2019-20 race.

 

The second edition of The Superyacht Gathering has been cancelled because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It was due to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on March 25-27, 2020.