SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) – A cruise ship spent two weeks at sea after being turned over by five countries over concerns that someone aboard could bring coronavirus to Cambodia on Thursday to rescue passengers and shift Praise global health officials.
Passenger of the Dutch cruise ship MS Westerdam gathered to prepare food on board, in this borderless image obtained via social media on February 12, 2020. Angela Jones via REUTERS
Ms Westerdam, with 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, arrived at an anchor in the Cambodian port town of Cambodia early Thursday morning, according to data published by the website Marine Traffic.
Close-up we had so many moments that we almost thought we would go home just to be turned away, Angela Angela Jones, an American tourist aboard, told Reuters.
Jones and her fellow passengers spent almost two weeks at sea because the ship could not find a country to allow it to dock.
Jones this morning, just seeing the land was a breathtaking moment, Jones said. I thought: Is this true?
Passengers on board have been given regular health checks during the difficult journey, according to Holland America, the train operator and a Miami-based Carnival Corp unit (CCL.N).
Although no one on board was ill on board, the ship was rejected by Japan, Taiwan, Guam, Philippines and Thailand over concerns that someone on board might …
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