A GROUP of sex fetish fans boarded a “Torture Ship” in Germany today for a raunchy party despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Leather-clad passengers at the annual boat trip, between Konstanz and Friedrichshafen in the south of the country, were told to maintain social distancing and wear face masks.
Only 200 people turned up for this year’s celebration which usually attracts around 600 party goers.
The bondage fans paid €67 for the privilege of taking part in the 23rd edition of the event, Bild reports.
Security guards on the boat, named the “Torture Ship”, were told to make sure passengers followed the strict hygiene and distancing rules.
Thomas Siegmund, who organises the annual trip, said: “The mood was good, a wild party wasn’t planned anyway.”
Asked about putting on such an event during a global outbreak, he added: “It’s not profitable. But it’s about giving people a perspective out of the dilemma.”
This year, because of the pandemic, the German ports which the boat visits were closed to onlookers who often gather to watch the eccentric latex-loving sex enthusiasts.
The trip organisers took every step necessary to comply with the government’s coronavirus guidelines, boat firm Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB) said.
Germany has recorded 243,016 coronavirus infections and has suffered 9,363 deaths related to the respiratory disease.