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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:23 AM

One of the first ships to resume cruising is having a COVID outbreak

Source: The Points Guy

On second thought, maybe it was too soon.

One of the first cruise ships in the world to resume sailing since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to cruising in March is experiencing an outbreak of the illness that has already sent people to the hospital.

Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten late Friday said four crew members from the 535-passenger Roald Amundsen were admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsø, Norway, earlier in the day after the vessel docked in the city.

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The entire ship has now been placed in isolation, and all remaining crew — around 160 people — are being tested for COVID-19. The line also is tracking down 177 passengers who left the ship early Friday to alert them to the outbreak.



Read more: https://thepointsguy.com/news/covid-outbreak-hurtigruten-norway/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:24 AM

1. Did we get a follow up on all the crews stuck on the ships?

Maybe I could look that up

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:09 AM

6. Here you go

At least 100,000 cruise ship crew members still stuck at sea: report
July 27, 2020

At least 100,000 cruise ship workers stay stuck at sea greater than two months after coronavirus crippled the trade — with many not even getting paid, in accordance with a report Sunday.

Following a sequence of infections onboard ships, the cruise trade first shut down operations on March 13, with most passengers managing to get onto dry land by early April.

However two months after the closure, greater than 100,000 crew are still stuck on ships still aimlessly cruising the seas ready for permission to return to their homelands, in accordance with an investigation by the Miami Herald.

Many will not be getting paid as a result of they’re now not formally working and US labor legal guidelines don’t apply to the businesses and ships registered overseas. Most additionally do not know when they’ll lastly be allowed by governments to dock after which ultimately make it house, the paper says.

And there are still risks, with 578 crew of assorted ships getting contaminated with COVID-19 at sea — at least seven fatally, the Herald stated.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:48 PM

13. OMG. That is horrific.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:08 PM

15. Carnival Corp. got a multi-billion dollar bailout from the Federal Reserve

Turns out Carnival Cruise Line got a backdoor multibillion-dollar bailout from the federal reserve

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/27/1940788/-Turns-out-Carnival-Cruise-Line-got-a-backdoor-multibillion-dollar-bailout-from-the-federal-reserve


Walter Einenkel
Daily Kos Staff
Monday April 27, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line, after “missing out” on the original set of big business bailouts, is going to get some of that American taxpayer money. Turns out Carnival Corporation was never missing out on any of the scam spending by Trump and Mnuchin and our country’s federal reserves. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Fed’s March push to throw tons of money into the markets was a nice way of bailing out Carnival by creating a cheap lending market to move the failing company’s debt around.

According to WSJ, the cruise line company was dead in the water when it began looking to borrow billions in high-interest loans. They found a crew of hedge funds (called “the consortium”) willing to offer up $4 billion to $6 billion at “an annual interest rate exceeding 15% and potentially give the lenders a stake in the company.” But when the Fed entered, offering up billions that now included “loans to companies with investment-grade ratings as well as purchases of their bonds,” Carnival, and others, were able to lower those interest rates and grab a ton of taxpayer money by way of lender investment.

Trump made it clear weeks ago that if you were a business buddy or sponsor of the Donald Trump experience in any way, he was going to get you some bailout money. Not you dumb MAGA-hat-wearing idiots. No, the people getting bailout money don’t wear trashy propaganda produced by a fake billionaire con man. They wear their own trashy propaganda and Trump jumps as high as they tell him. And the Senate made it clear in the first coronavirus stimulus package that they had no interest in letting anyone know how they were going to spend $450 billion in corporate bailout money.
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Response to UpInArms (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:40 PM

16. I think that quarantine is long enough

Why are they still on those ships? This is ridiculous

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:25 AM

2. Party's over bucket-listers

stay home

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:27 AM

3. Well what did they think was going to happen

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:32 AM

4. even a rock would have predicted so we have people dumber than rocks deciding stuff

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:33 AM

5. Lets have a cruise so the ship owners can make some money...

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:18 AM

7. After all of the stories

about cruise ships, even from before C-19, I cannot understand why anyone would ever get on one again. I feel as sorry for future passengers as I do for anyone sitting next to Herman Cain at the Tulsa rally.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:38 AM

8. Covidiots!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:52 AM

9. What did they expect? The movie title 'Ship of Fools' comes to mind...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:16 AM

10. I was on a Navy ship 10 years ago that got hit by a flu bug during exercises

At its peak, over 120 people of the 250 crew and trainers were down and, in all, around 180 were effected. There is absolutely no way to effectively isolate on a ship because all of the air moves freely from cabin to cabin and the corridors are too narrow to pass effectively without getting in someone's "safe" space.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:16 AM

11. No worries

Mitch will send some tax payer cash. Just not to unemployed “Tax Paying” American. MAGA will Trump ban those infected as rapidly as he did Jinah?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:24 PM

12. What do you call a college dorm? A land-locked, cruise ship!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:51 PM

14. I'm kinda shocked Norway let this cruise set sail.

Norway's success in containing the virus gave them a false sense of safety I guess.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:00 PM

17. I cannot believe how stupid and selfish people would have to be

to think that cruising during a pandemic is in ANY way a swell idea

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