Stranded cruise ship will dock in Cambodia

PHOTO: The frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej, seen from the Westerdam, just off the Thai coast earlier today - Reuters

The Holland American Line, operator of a cruise ship that’s been turned away by five countries over fears of the coronavirus, announced today that Cambodia has agreed to let a cruise ship dock and its passengers to disembark.

The ship, The Westerdam, with 1455 passengers and 802 crew aboard, will dock at the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville tomorrow, the company reports.

The frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej was expected to escort the Westerdam to an undisclosed port in Thailand to disembark its passengers earlier today.

The ship, which has declared it has no sick passengers, has been turned away from five ports already: Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines.

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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