Hundreds of crew members are still stuck on cruise ships without pay & waiting to be repatriated

During the month of June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention divulged a grading system for cruise ships dependent on their degree of disease. Cruises with complete designs for forestalling COVID-19 spread and no COVID-19 cases during 28 days can repatriate team utilizing public transportation. The main cruise organization to have a total arrangement around then was Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. Staff keep on contracting COVID-19 on board laid-up ships. In any event seven ships in U.S. waters during the long stretch of August detailed COVID-19 or COVID-like diseases to the CDC that month.

Carnival Corporation hauled its cruises out of U.S. waters before the grading system appeared, to some extent since it couldn’t help contradicting the office’s prerequisite that asymptomatic individuals stay in their lodges however much as could reasonably be expected. Virgin Voyages hauled its cruises out the next week. Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line have now hauled the majority of their boats out of U.S. waters. Cruises outside U.S. waters are not, at this point needed to report diseases to the CDC.

Several individuals are as yet stuck on cruise ships without pay, standing by to be repatriated. A representative for Carnival Corporation said it despite everything had 400 staff to repatriate toward the beginning of this current week, in the wake of sending home 80,000. A representative for MSC Cruises said it despite everything has around 700 holding back to return home, in the wake of localizing more than 17,800. A representative for Royal Caribbean Group said starting at July 17 the organization despite everything had 2,815 individuals to repatriate and didn’t give an update. Representatives for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings didn’t react to a solicitation for input.