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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:39 pm 
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She is often docked in Aruba. Could it head back there?
Edit: according to one cruise ship tracking site, the Freewinds in next scheduled to be in Dominica.

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A cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of measles was confirmed on board, island health officials said Wednesday.

One female crew member has a confirmed case and St. Lucian authorities said they've been working in close consultation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The ship has been under quarantine since Monday morning, officials said.

"Measles in a highly contagious disease. Anyone who is not adequately immunized against measles can contract the disease, if there has been close contact with a confirmed case," according to a statement issued Wednesday by Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island nation's chief medical officer. "It is therefore likely that other persons on the boat may have been exposed."

"The ship’s doctor has the confirmed case in isolation on the ship," Dr. Fredericks-James added. "The individual is in stable condition."

St. Lucian health officials declined to name the ship involved.

But St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore told NBC News that the vessel involved is named "Freewinds," which is the name of a 440-foot cruise ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology

Theodore identified the quarantined craft as the same one that's listed on the church's website.

While no one has been allowed to leave the ship, St. Lucian authorities said they don't have the authority to keep it from leaving.

For now, the ship is scheduled to leave St. Lucia at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, officials said.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:56 am 
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Yes, this is the Scientology ship that has Oranjestad as its home port. I wonder what will happen when it does sail back to Aruba.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:32 pm 
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According to the online May 2019 Cruise Ship schedule for Aruba, Freewinds does not appear to be visiting the island this month.
The June schedule is still not available.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:35 pm 
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I saw the Freewinds docked in Aruba Last week. When I left the island on 5/1 it was not in port.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Does the port schedule for cruise ships ever show Freewinds visits/dockings? I know it did not when we were there in March and it came and left a few times during the first three weeks.


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Western PA wrote:
Does the port schedule for cruise ships ever show Freewinds visits/dockings? I know it did not when we were there in March and it came and left a few times during the first three weeks.


Others years it does. Not sure about this year.

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Not sure about May but Freewinds has been listed on the port schedule as recently as last month.

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Does anyone have the latest location of the infected ship now?


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:51 pm 
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(Friday afternoon) Just left Saint Lucia, said to be headed to Dominica.

Friday night Update: a ship tracking website says it is heading to Curaçao.


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It appears it docked on the inner harbor . Now what ??


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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cr ... d-n1001591


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kris02420 wrote:
It appears it docked on the inner harbor . Now what ??


My collegues on Curacao went on board (I work in public health). People on board that can proof they are vaccinated are allowed to leave. All others have to stay on board. The crew member that has the measles is a lady from Denmark, who did fly in through Amsterdam on 17 April. The public health organization on Curacao asks all people that were near this ship before it left for St. Lucia and that are not vaccinated, to report at their office. They could be infected.

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I am sure not many people travel with vaccination records in case of outbreaks. I sure don’t. Does public health make blood tests available to prove anit-bodies are present? Just curious.


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Western PA wrote:
I am sure not many people travel with vaccination records in case of outbreaks. I sure don’t. Does public health make blood tests available to prove anit-bodies are present? Just curious.


They might, but that will take some time.

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What island did this infected person board the ship ???????


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