Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Alex » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 am

Kammekor wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:38 am
FLying them all to Phnom Penh will be quite an operation by the way. 1,700 people? That's about ten flights going to Phnom Penh full and coming back empty.
More likely fly in empty from "somewhere", then fly fully loaded to Phnom Penh. Are any planes based at Chinkville Airport?
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Kammekor » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:16 pm

Alex wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 am
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:38 am
FLying them all to Phnom Penh will be quite an operation by the way. 1,700 people? That's about ten flights going to Phnom Penh full and coming back empty.
More likely fly in empty from "somewhere", then fly fully loaded to Phnom Penh. Are any planes based at Chinkville Airport?
I don’t know, but I can imagine there’s some capacity available worldwide, especially in China.
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:23 pm

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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:24 pm

US embassy FB page ,1 hour ago

A team from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has arrived in Sihanoukville to assist with the safe disembarkation of U.S. citizens from the Holland America’s MS Westerdam cruise ship. The ship left Hong Kong on February 1 and was denied entry into several ports in the region. The ship reports that no passengers tested positive with COVID19 (the coronavirus), and medical personnel are on board monitoring. The U.S. Embassy team -- led by the Deputy Chief of Mission and including consular officiers and medical and health experts -- stands ready to work with the Westerdam and Cambodian authorities in assisting U.S. citizens with disembarking and transferring to onward destinations. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy says: “We greatly appreciate Cambodian assistance"
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Spigzy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 pm

I wouldn't worry at all about what virus they might bring off the ship, more about what those poor passengers will pick up from just a few minutes in Xihanoukville.
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by lostjeremy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:59 pm

"We suspect that 20 of the passengers may be infected with coronavirus and their blood samples will be  flown to Phnom Penh"

https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/18567 ... oronavirus

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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:36 pm

World news, this morning
"There have been regular health checks for all passengers on board the Westerdam, and there have been no cases so far."

Facebook, passenger, midday
Out of muesli in the #Westerdam buffet yet somehow passengers remain upbeat.
("buffet" ffs)

World news, tonight
"Cambodian authorities said on Thursday that at least 20 passengers of the Westerdam cruise ship who have been ill "
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Kammekor » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:04 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:36 pm
World news, this morning
"There have been regular health checks for all passengers on board the Westerdam, and there have been no cases so far."

Facebook, passenger, midday
Out of muesli in the #Westerdam buffet yet somehow passengers remain upbeat.
("buffet" ffs)

World news, tonight
"Cambodian authorities said on Thursday that at least 20 passengers of the Westerdam cruise ship who have been ill "
Low level heart attacks?
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:17 pm

Around the buffet? ^^
More likely indigestion - according to official sources
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Re: Holland America Cruise Ship to Dock at Sihanoukville

Post by Doc67 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 pm

Don't worry, a Cambodian government working group is on the case! Nothing to fear.

"Pol Maj Gen Chuon Narin, a Preah Sihanouk provincial police, said that a government working group is aboard the ship to give medical checks to the more than 2,200 passengers and crew before they are allowed to disembark".
https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/18567 ... oronavirus
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