Florida doesn’t want Holland America’s stricken Zaandam cruise docking – Business Insider


The US Coast Guard will not yet permit the MS Zaandam, a Holland America cruise with at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 onboard, and the MS Rotterdam, the ship sent to rescue its healthy passengers, to enter US waters.Florida officials remain concerned that allowing Zaandam and Rotterdam passengers to disembark in Fort Lauderdale seaport Port Everglades could worsen the spread of coronavirus in the area.Coast Guard Sector Miami Commander Captain Jo-Ann Burdian said at a March 31 Broward County Commission that Holland America’s parent company Carnival Corp. must first submit a complete report regarding the medical situation on each ship.Four passengers have died on the Zaandam after an outbreak of respiratory illness sickened at least 189 people.Carnival Chief Maritime Officer William Burke told county officials that it was fair
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