Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS), part of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, has been awarded technical management of Jalesh Cruises’ new vessel, MS Karnika, for India’s first dedicated domestic cruise operation.The 70,285-ton, 2,000-passenger Crown Princess-class cruise ship, formerly known as Pacific Jewel, is currently undergoing refurbishment at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore.Following the refurbishment, the 1990-built ship will enter service from Mumbai, India in mid-April 2019.The Bahamas-flagged MS Karnika will operate cruises from India and Dubai for the duration of 2019, according to BSCS.“We are very proud and excited to welcome this fine vessel into BSCS’ management, and being part of the first dedicated, domestic cruise operation on the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East,” Les Royle, BSCS Managing Director and Martin Springer, Deputy Managing Director, commented.Jalesh Cruises, a brand of Jalesh Cruises Mauritius, is promoted by Amit Goenka of Essel Group, a multi-billion-dollar Indian conglomerate company, and has recently received a USD 10 million investment from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Corp Limited.Established in 2017, Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services expands the Schulte Group’s service offerings to the cruise industry.
Logan Smith photographed by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe Trojan men’s tennis team heads to Malibu, Calif., on Thursday, when Pepperdine hosts the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. The opening rounds of doubles and singles will take place throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m.The Men of Troy are expected to have a strong showing at this week’s tournament: Off the bat, the Trojans have more first-round byes than any other team in the singles main draw. Out of eight players sent to Malibu, five have a bye Thursday in the round of 128, including top-seeded junior Logan Smith, No. 3 junior Jack Jaede, No. 4 senior Thibault Forget, No. 12 junior Laurens Verboven and unseeded senior Jens Sweaney. Sophomore Mateusz Smolicki, redshirt sophomore Jake Devine and redshirt junior Tanner Smith round out the remaining Trojans who will compete in the opening round.Smolicki will get things started for the Trojans, facing off against Chase Masciorini of UC Santa Barbara at 10:45 a.m. Devine and Tanner Smith both play at 12:15 p.m., as Devine takes on Daniel DeLaTorre of SDSU and Smith faces Andrew Whitehouse of Cal Poly.On the doubles side, all three of the Trojans’ duos received opening-round byes, and they will immediately advance to the round of 32. Verboven and Smolicki come in with the No. 5 seed, Jaede and Tanner Smith received the No. 6 seed and Devine and Forget are unranked. All three matches in the round of 32 will begin at 9:45 a.m.In last year’s ITA Southwest Regional, Logan Smith reached the semifinal while Forget forged his way to a defeat in the title match. Smith and Forget also paired up to take on the doubles bracket in 2016 and made it to the quarterfinal. This year, the standings are a little shaken up, with Smith surpassing Forget (No. 96) in the national singles rankings at No. 54. Jaede is also up there with them at No. 82.Both the singles and doubles quarterfinals will be held on Saturday. The semifinal is set for Sunday, and the weekend’s action will conclude with both singles and doubles championships on Monday.