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122 crew members quarantined on board
After the disembarkation of the 'Costa Luminosa' the ship currently hosts 122 crew members, all in good health. The crew has been placed in single cabins with balconies and the air conditioning has been interrupted. The cabins, bridge and other parts will be sanitized while all areas not necessary for the crew will be closed. The health surveillance started on March 31 and lasts until April 13. There will be daily medical checks. Regarding the emission of fumes, the ship burns low sulfur fuel and the impact was very low because the ship was in reduced operation.
Passengers disembarking in Savona
On March 30, 229 passengers have already disembarked from the 'Costa Luminosa' after she docked in Savona, including three positive tested persons, and transferred to a hotel in Rome. The 49 infected crew members will go to Pratolino. Initially they were to be transferred to a hotel facility near Milan. They waited a week on board for a decision as Milan and Lombardy were overloaded.
Ship under quarantine in Savona
The passengers and crew members of the 'Costa Luminosa' were now being quarantined aboard the vessel which has docked at Savona on March 21. They were not allowed to disembark yet as they must be quarantined and be observed for 14 days from their arrival on March 21. The vessel had departed for Savona from Marseille on March 20 after 36 of its passengers had tested positive for COVID-19. The infected passengers were tested by the French health authorities when the ship made a stop in Marseille. On March 19 and 20, 639 of the Costa Luminosa's 1,421 passengers disembarked in Marseille. The ship had left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 5 on a cruise destined for Venice. Days later it had to disembark two passengers in Puerto Rico who were later diagnosed with the coronavirus. It also unloaded four sick passengers on Tenerife.Upload News