Ghost Ship WESTERDAM refused entry country after country, no port to dock. Now Thailand refuses too

Thailand will not allow a cruise ship from Japan to let passengers disembark at the Laem Chabang port, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday.

www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1855034/thailand-denies-westerdam-cruise-ship-entry-china-virus-toll-passes-1-000

Ghost Ship WESTERDAM refused entry country after country, no port to dock

Hapless cruise ship WESTERDAM with 1257 people on board has become a Flying Dutchman, a ship from techno thriller movie – she’s rejected entry by country after country, port after port, and her present port of destination is unclear. The ship is (was) on a 14-day Taiwan & Japan cruise, she departed Hong Kong on February 1, with 1455 passengers and 802 crew on board.

WESTERDAM was scheduled to call Japanese Ishigaki Island, Naha, Okinawa, Nagasaki and Fukuoka (Hakata), and complete her cruise in Yokohama on February 15.

www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/02/10/ghost-ship-westerdam-refused-entry-country-after-country-no-port-to-dock/

WESTERDAM CAN’T DOCK IN JAPAN PLUS 61 FLU CASES ON DIAMOND PRINCESS IN YOKOHAMA The Holland America ship Westerdam was told it cannot enter Japanese ports on it’s current cruise. The ship was to arrive into several ports in Japan and end it’s cruise in Yokohama on Feb 15th 2020. The ship now has 9 days to figure out where to sail to and then drop off it’s passengers, none of which have any flu or virus symptoms so far. The Diamond Princess meanwhile, has just added another 41 passengers to it’s list of known flu cases to hit 61 people. All ill passengers are being taken off of the ship and will end up in health facilities in and around the Tokyo area.

Those passengers who are not ill have been allowed to walk on the upper decks of the ship but must wear face masks and gloves under supervision of health officials. This is good news for passengers in inside rooms. #hollandamericawesterdam #diamondprincess #travellingwithbruce

 

The Muth family booked a cruise on Holland America’s Westerdam for sightseeing in the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Instead, the Muths, from Onsted, have been stuck at sea, as a majority of ports are denying the ship access due to concerns over the new coronavirus. While nobody on board has tested positive for the virus, there are concerns since the ship departed Feb. 1 from Hong Kong – which has 36 confirmed cases and one death, from the virus, per the Associated Press.

www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2020/02/were-a-cruise-without-any-destinations-michigan-family-stuck-at-sea-amid-coronavirus-concerns.html