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After hearing how many ventilators are on the Zaandam I was curious and searched for what medical equipment was on a cruise ship and came up with https://www.acep.org/administration/resources/cruise-ships/prep---health-care-guidelines-for-cruise-ship-medical-facilities/

 

I was surprised that ventilators are part of the required equipment. I suspect that spare capacity now that there are no passengers on the other two ships that had a rendezvous with the Rotterdam before she left for her meeting with the Zaandam were transferred which is why Zaandam has so many available now. 

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So glad to see her coming in...  I am just in tears.

 

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I can breathe again!

 

Now praying for all those sick people on board.

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Just now, DeeniEncinitas said:

I am crying! So glad they got in to port!

Happy day!

Denise😊

Me too. I did see a couple of folk on their balcony.  

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Just now, cdwise said:

After hearing how many ventilators are on the Zaandam I was curious and searched for what medical equipment was on a cruise ship and came up with https://www.acep.org/administration/resources/cruise-ships/prep---health-care-guidelines-for-cruise-ship-medical-facilities/

 

I was surprised that ventilators are part of the required equipment. I suspect that spare capacity now that there are no passengers on the other two ships that had a rendezvous with the Rotterdam before she left for her meeting with the Zaandam were transferred which is why Zaandam has so many available now. 

Rotterdam must have picked up even more equipment for her half-sister, Zaandam, even COVID-19 tests.

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We are all human beings;  it is good that the state of Florida, and the United States has let these ships dock and  the passengers go home or go to the hospital.  It is what we should do; its the right thing.  Bless everyone involved 

Edited by AF-1

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I just broke down in tears, seeing the people waving from their balconies. I think it has been really stressful.

 

Praying for all involved. May the Lord Jesus have mercy on them.

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So strange to see nobody on deck for the arrival. Not even on balconies. Were passengers told to stay inside? I don't think I'd be able to do that. I'd want to be out there screaming and waving.

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4 minutes ago, Boytjie said:

I guess everyone was told to stay indoors.

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There are some people outside on their balconies.  I'm watching it on our local news.  One woman was waving.

 

They have someone on the phone whose mom is on the ship.

 

Welcome home!

Edited by Host CJSKIDS

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20 minutes ago, accio_7 said:

Surprised that this is not on CNN. 

It will make it as a story at some point.  Sadly in this panic driven culture ships with 2,000 people and "only" ten needing hospitalization and 50 that need to stay onboard until they are healthy is a way different story than a few days ago when everyone was wringing their hands about overrunning South Florida hospitals...it is truly sad.  The bigger story in my mind is how these ships were turned away by so many ports whiles planes, trains and subways still run in our country and in other countries.  

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I’m crying to. So happy for the passengers that they now can continue on their journey home. They must be so relieved. God speed. 
 

Andrea

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Just now, sailingsindy said:

I just broke down in tears, seeing the people waving from their balconies. I think it has been really stressful.

 

Praying for all involved. May the Lord Jesus have mercy on them.

You can bet God has mercy on them all.  He loves them all

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The Zaandam had more escorts than a Coast Guard cutter with a load of coke. I cropped the photo down to the ship.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, kazu said:

 

Thanks Georgina.  Better than the webcam in some ways 🙂 

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It does give a different view of the sail in.  I have it up and Port Everglades.

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Thank God that the Zaandam is heading to her dock. God is good, all the time!

Edited by Himself

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