Swiss pleasure cruiser becomes vaccine 'shot ship'

The 500-passenger MS Thurgau normally carries tourists and commuters between German and Swiss cities on Europe's third-largest lake.

In coming weeks it will serve as a floating inoculation hub for northern Swiss towns Romanshorn, Arbon and Kreuzlingen.

Regional officials emphasized the ship's practicality since it can sail from harbor to harbor, earning it the nickname "vaccine vaporetto" with some locals.