Passengers disembark in Melbourne
Passengers on the 'Golden Princess' which has docked in Melbourne on March 18 being tested for COVID-19 after some on board displayed symptoms of the virus. The ship arrived at Station Pier at 5 a.m. after its journey to New Zealand was cut short due to the pandemic. The arrival came despite a 30-day ban on international cruise liners docking in the country. Passengers have received a letter informing them that health authorities wish to screen some passengers for COVID-19 before anyone is allowed to leave the ship. Two passenger aboard the Golden Princess travelled on a flight from Los Angeles which carried a person who tested positive to COVID-19. All passengers on board will have to self-isolate for two weeks after disembarking the ship.
Passengers may not disembark for corona virus suspicion
A person on board the 'Golden Princess' berthed at Akaroa in Canterbury was being tested for coronavirus COVID-19. Passengers on board the vessel were not being allowed off the ship, which arrived in the area in the morning of March 15, 2020. The ship's doctor has quarantined three passengers, with one of them showing COVID-19 symptoms. The person was being treated as a "suspected case". Results are expected on March 16. A precautionary approach was being taken.
Passenger who jumped over board likely dead
A 22-year-old passenger has gone overboard while travelling on the Melbourne-bound "Golden Princess". The man was reported missing in the night of Jan 21, 2019. Public address announcements and a full search on board failed to find him. The ship was on a 13-night cruise to New Zealand and scheduled to complete the round-trip cruise in Melbourne on Jan 22. CCTV footage was found which showed him intentionally jumping overboard. There was no likelihood he would have survived. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra has been notified.Upload News