Holland America cruise ship arrived in Los Cabos and allowed to dock for humanitarian aid


The “Oosterdam” of the Holland America Line would be at least thirty days in the port of CSL only with its personnel onboard

Cabo San Lucas (CSL) Baja California Sur.- In an event that would be historic for nautical services in Los Cabos, it has been confirmed that the shipping company Holland America Line has requested the government of Mexico, authorization to anchor one of its ships in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, confirmed the Integral Port Administration (API).

The manager of the API, Fernando Hoyos Romero, specified that the request is due to the complete cessation of tourist cruises due to the Covid19 Coronavirus Pandemic at an international level and the saturation of docking ports in the United States of America. This is the ship “Oosterdam” which will arrive tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020, with only crew on board, who will remain on the ship, until another directive is decided by the shipping company and the Mexican authorities. 

The eight hundred crew members completed a thorough health check at the last port they were in the United States of America, so the departure to the Cabo San Lucas port was authorized a few hours ago to safeguard the ship

At the destination, the Cabo San Lucas Comprehensive Port Administration (API) is preparing to provide the necessary support to the shipping company and its personnel, in an unprecedented event for Los Cabos as a tourist destination in international cooperation as a result of a situation such as the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Source: diarioelindependiente.mx

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