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4 minutes ago, DirtyDawg said:

A Cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of measles was confirmed on board.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cruise-ship-st-lucia-quarantined-over-confirmed-measles-case-n1000751

 

Fun way to spend your cruise!

 

Apparently it is a Scientology cruise ship.  (I didn't know they had one.)

 

https://tonyortega.org/2019/05/01/is-scientology-freewinds-the-cruise-ship-quarantined-for-measles-in-st-lucia/?fbclid=IwAR06Xvzn0w9qBY4POUn6Ma60kNP4-sOrKNx_gEFGdghjBSkwSCFNtaRNEQ8

 

GC

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Posted (edited)

yep

 

MarineTraffic shows only cruise ship currently at St Lucia is SMV FREEWINDS and that ship is exclusively operated for Church of Scientology.

 

Used Aruba as a home base of operations at one time ... not sure about today.

 

Former Boheme for Commodore line operated out of Miami ... I'm talking 80's here .... built in 68

 

Aruba - Freewinds.jpg

Edited by Capt_BJ

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Hey Cap, you can still find her docked in Aruba most of the time. I see her often on the web cams.

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What if someone on board needs hospitalization?

 

After all, some patients do.  (There is a flight attendant in a coma from this, as one example.)


GC

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We have seen her docked - it may have been Aruba.   But there was hardly any movement on the entire ship. Only saw to figures.  Sat on our balcony watching for a hour or so.  Maybe they were having a service during that time.

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I think she mostly does a circuit between Cartagena, Aruba, and Curacao.  Didn't realize she goes as far afield as St. Lucia.  She is also suspected to be hiding a lot of asbestos.  EM

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Have to join in as we sailed the Boheme on August 15 to the 22 of 1970.  Normally not so sure of dates but it was a honeymoon cruise and we got married on 8/9/70 in California.  She was tiny by today’s standards.  We hit the side of a hurricane and lost maybe 20-25% of the passengers when we docked in St Thomas.  Cruise also went to Freeport for a brief visit, Cap Haitian and spent an over night in San Juan.  The cruise was so rough I had no desire to ever cruise again.  Amazing what a difference 29 years made when we went with Princess on the Dawn to Alaska in 1999.  Now have 23 others under our belt with, hopefully, Cuba scheduled  this fall.

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2 hours ago, GeezerCouple said:

What if someone on board needs hospitalization?

 

After all, some patients do.  (There is a flight attendant in a coma from this, as one example.)


GC

The quarantine does not preclude a medical evacuation to a hospital, where the patient would also be quarantined. What the island authority does NOT want is a boat load of potential disease carriers wandering around the island and spreading measles to their population.

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We've also seen the Fairwinds in Aruba a couple of times....what an eerie looking ship she is...no one came or went off her...creepy !!!!

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So, will there be more of these quarentined ships in the future given the current outbreaks? 

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We were docked next to this ship in Aruba as well. We did not see many passengers on it. I had to look it up to see what it was. Thank goodness for free internet on that cruise.

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https://www.freewinds.org/

 

We saw them in Antigua a few years ago. They showed up at Runaway Beach where we were spending our day. They arrived in a couple of minibuses painted the same color and they were all dressed in white shirts and blue shorts. They were working out on the beach. The sweet lady working the little beach bar asked us if they were on our ship. I was nooooo, they are being way too active for us. I said we drink rum. LOL! She chuckled. 

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FREEWINDS is not your regular cruise ship.  It does not operate 'all the time' like a money making ship and the trips are 'training seminars' for Scientology.

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If this is a "Cruise Ship" I'll eat my hat.

I wouldn't consider the Hannibal as a Cruise Ship either.

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2 minutes ago, klfrodo said:

If this is a "Cruise Ship" I'll eat my hat.

I wouldn't consider the Hannibal as a Cruise Ship either.

 

Whoa!

 

One of the other CC members reported taking their honeymoon on this ship, circa 1970...

 

What flavor hat do you have? :classic_wink:

 

GC

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it was a cruise ship for Commodore back in the 80's ...... subsequently purchased and operated exclusively by the Sci' group . . .

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15 minutes ago, GeezerCouple said:

 

Whoa!

 

One of the other CC members reported taking their honeymoon on this ship, circa 1970...

 

What flavor hat do you have? :classic_wink:

 

GC

YEARS ago it was a cruise ship.

Today, it's a Church of Scientology ship used for indoctrination and training

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On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 6:36 AM, DirtyDawg said:

A Cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of measles was confirmed on board.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cruise-ship-st-lucia-quarantined-over-confirmed-measles-case-n1000751

 

Fun way to spend your cruise!

I thought that ship never really strayed from Bonaire?

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Tom may come to their rescue and achieve the mission improbable.

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19 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

Tom may come to their rescue and achieve the mission improbable.

 

Maybe Tom's on the ship.

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28 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

I thought that ship never really strayed from Bonaire?

We saw it in Aruba.

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Maybe they’ll finally find Shelley

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2 hours ago, DirtyDawg said:

 

Maybe Tom's on the ship.

Perhaps he can be spotted then.😋

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