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  1. That’s quite a claim. Please provide your source ref municipalities not have a plan to ensure safety.
  2. Most of us have been praying for this to end since Zaandam was in the Pacific. Everything else is just discussion while we anticipate an ending to all this soon. Relax. All the side conversations are just a way of staying tuned in while we wait.
  3. USCG is the captain of the port so they do have a huge role in this. They do have the authority to issue a captain if the port order to stay out.
  4. Yep. I think NCL used that port as well. Too bad because I like that terminal much better than Galveston. It’s much more convenient to Bush airport. That empty cruise terminal would actually make a good quarantine zone / makeshift medical facility.
  5. Exactly. I seem to remember early in this thread when someone said Rotterdam would be taking the healthy passengers, others jumped on him saying no way that would happen. Let’s just wait and see what happens. Other much more knowledgeable people are making the decisions here.
  6. As a South Floridian, I have no problem welcoming Zaandam to my state. We fully support the cruise industry here and we are very sympathetic to what these passengers are going through. I would very much appreciate it if those on the other side of the country didn’t pretend to know how we view this.
  7. Where is everyone getting this idea that the Rotterdam crew had no knowledge of this? I find it very hard to believe that a ship took on a bunch of passengers without the crew knowing in advance.
  8. There seems to be a lot of negative sentiment on this board toward HAL’s plan to transfer the healthy to Rotterdam. From what I’ve read from HAL, the media, and knowledgeable insiders on this board, this wasn’t just some rash decision made by HAL. Government agencies like CDC and USCG were also involved in the planning. I guarantee they know much more about this situation than the rest of us. I’m thankful for these men and women who make decisions based on known facts rather than anonymous internet opinions.
  9. Looks like you’re wrong, according to the flu thread.
  10. This is just a guess on my part, but I think it’s because they plan to transfer some passengers and they want to stay hush about it.
  11. Exactly. When people die on cruise ships, it is not announced to the rest of the passengers, so reports from current passengers saying they heard nothing are totally irrelevant. In fact, the crew is probably under orders not to say anything. Same goes for numbers of sick. Why would the ship create more panic by announcing a steady increase in the numbers?
  12. If it was a government vessel, it probably wouldn’t use AIS. I wonder if they were removing the deceased.
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