Braemar's 'Western Caribbean & Central America' fly-cruise update - 16/03/2020
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Braemar, currently at anchor in The Bahamas, has taken on supply of food, medication and ship supplies, after a delivery via cargo ship from Freeport overnight.
At the same time, two doctors and two nurses joined the ship to assist Braemar’s on board medical team.
The Captain, Senior Officers and crew worked extremely hard overnight to take receipt of these supplies and store them accordingly. As a result, the Captain enforced a mandatory rest period for all those involved in the operation, following what was a busy and challenging day on board.
This rest period will be lifted at 9am local time (1pm UK time).
At around 9am on Saturday morning, Braemar dropped anchor approximately 25 miles South West of Freeport in The Bahamas, and the ship remains at this location.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to have high level discussions to get all guests home as quickly as possible. We will provide a further update as soon as we have further information.
20 guests and 20 crew remain in isolation, having shown influenza-like symptoms, including a doctor. This includes five people who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus at our last port of call, Willemstad, Curaçao, on Tuesday (March 10th).
A dedicated Braemar Relative Support Team has been set up at Fred. Olsen’s UK Head Office to give a direct point of contact for those who have relatives on board. Relatives can reach this team by calling +44 (0) 1473 292350 between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
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