Eight crew on Black Watch with COVID-19

Cruise Weekly - - News -

COVID 19 has been con­firmed in eight crew of Fred. Olsen Cruises’ Black Watch, with six more tests still to re­turn re­sults.

The ship, moored in the Firth of Forth in Scot­land, has no guests on board, and is op­er­at­ing un­der the cur­rent guid­ance from Pub­lic Health Eng­land, a spokesper­son for the cruise line added.

“Each crew mem­ber is oc­cu­py­ing their own cabin, each with a bal­cony,” they said.

“There are no so­cial gath­er­ings on board...crew are only leav­ing their cab­ins to per­form es­sen­tial du­ties, which in­cludes bridge watch, en­gine watch and the prepa­ra­tion of food.

“Those who have re­ceived a pos­i­tive di­ag­no­sis or who are feel­ing un­well are not un­der­tak­ing any du­ties.”

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