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1 April 2020 at 4:36 pm
So we have at least six cruise ships sitting off the NSW coast, refusing to go home, even though Australia has refuelled/restocked them for the voyage and removed to ICU any sick crew/passengers.
Carnival is appealing to our government to reconsider and repatriate hundred of crew and passsengers but Australians elsewhere around the world are not being helped buy other less “soft touch” countries, are they?
Anyone else fed up with stupid travellers/cruisers who still went on holidays in the middle of a global pandemic? We had to cancel our holiday plans, at considerable expense, and now we have to risk all we have done here in Australia because of greedy cruise companies allowing cruises to continue when they should have been stopped a long time ago.
And now we have the whingers in the hotels, the people finally returning from overseas…one woman complained that the food she received was “carb overload”.! Really, lady?
If these foreign crew and passengers are allowed off the ships ( not inccluding the severely ill, of course, they must be helped) we are really in trouble. We will not be able to cope with the surge in illness.
I await criticism from those of you who feel we should welcome every fool who enters our waters but I do not care. We are a soft touch.
1 April 2020 at 6:28 pm
The cruise liners have been told to go but they refuse … what to do ?
We keep taking any sick people of them … which we are obliged to do under International Law.
They do not even pay any money for staying in our ports.
It is plain exploitation
… as you said Holly
“We are a soft touch”
1 April 2020 at 8:07 pm
The operator of the Ruby Princess cruise ship – one of nine cruise ships either docked in NSW or waiting off the coast …. has asked the NSW government to take a humanitarian approach to its crew members who are ill with COVID-19.
2 April 2020 at 9:13 pm
Cumulative Confirmed cases
3 April 2020 at 9:39 am
Interesting how the Active cases correspond with the incubator cruiseships.
3 April 2020 at 2:49 pm
So many took O/S travel and cruises when they knew about this virus — and IMO thats their problem and although I feel for them they took a silly stupid choice and they should have to wear it, we have not got the room in out medical place for fools such as that.
Also, those that are complaining t in fancy hotels and such I say tough luck get over it — plenty worse of than you — and at our expense too
3 April 2020 at 8:21 pm
Apparently there are some idiots that are planning to go for a cruise over Easter ??
4 April 2020 at 11:25 am
Well all I can say Suze is if they go then they have to stay on board if there is ANY sickness at all and stay there till it ends — cruising and such unnecessary travel should be banned at this time
4 April 2020 at 9:24 am
A spat between cruise ships and government has been making waves on Australia’s east and west coast, amid coronavirus shutdowns.
Australia can absolutely demand the cruise ship leave, according to maritime lawyer John Kavanagh.
Enforcing that directive is much harder.”
Six cruise ships are docked off the NSW coast, including the Ruby Princess
Sick crew members are being medically evacuated
Australia has threatened fines or criminal charges if the ships don’t leave
Latest news is NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller revealed five of the six ships off the coast would depart on Sunday.
Be interesting to see if it happens ?
4 April 2020 at 11:23 am
Something crooked going on here with the ships — and the health minister Brad Hazzard —
4 April 2020 at 4:50 pm
5 April 2020 at 10:33 am
Five coronavirus-stricken cruise ships leave Sydney Harbour after NSW police operation
NSW Police described it as the largest peacetime maritime operation in Sydney’s history, with more than 750,000 tonnes of goods transferred to the ships in 30 hours to allow them to leave Australian waters. Dubbed ‘Operation Nemesis’, police worked with the five ships to equip them with supplies, as well as to transfer crew between the cruise liners.
The Celebrity Solstice, Voyager of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas all departed during the night, following the Spectrum of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas which left on Saturday afternoon.
The Ruby Princess cruise ship remains in the waters off Sydney while crew await test results. Ruby Princess has had more than 600 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.
5 April 2020 at 3:11 pm
Good news indeed
… too bad about the Ruby Princess
…hopefully she will follow once the results come back…. negative … fingers crossed.
I heard that there was going to be a class action taken agaist the Ruby Princess and maybe the NSW government also???
5 April 2020 at 5:42 pm
Apparently Princess Ruby is going to become a hospital
…. they are talking about docking it either in Newcastle or Port Kembla ?