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05 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:59 GMT+2



February 11, 2020

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Coronavirus, cruise ship Westerdam fails to find a port willing to allow passengers to disembark

Thailand has also banned the landing

After the ban imposed at the end of last week by the Tokyo authorities to the Cruise Ship Westerdam of landing in Japan, veto edits for fear that on board there may be a passenger infected with coronavirus, he continues so far, the unit's search Holland America Line cruise of a port to make Scalo.

After leaving Japan, Westerdam skirted Taiwan, where docking was not allowed, and headed to Southeast Asia where, according to the announced by the cruise line, two ports would issued to the ship a preliminary authorization for landing passengers. Yesterday the airline announced to passengers board of the ship that the ship was headed to the Thai port of Laem Chabang, from where she had left last February to cruise that was supposed to end on the 15th February in Yokohama. In Laem Chabang, passengers would be landed and transported to Bangkok and then returned to the destinations.

However, the Thai government has also decided to ban Westerdam,which has 1,455 passengers and 802 members on board of the crew, to land in a national port. Holland, La America Line, which has repeatedly denied presenting it on board of the ship of infected passengers, has communicated that it is actively facing this situation while waiting to reach a Solution.

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