A luxury cruise ship offloaded COVID-infected passengers in Darwin (NT Australia) after an outbreak during a journey in the Kimberley region.
The 93-m-long Coral Expeditions' ship Coral Geographer anchored in Darwin Harbour early Tuesday morning with 74 passengers and 38 crew members onboard.
According to Northern Territory Health, 17 passengers contracted COVID on the US$1000 per night cruise that sailed from Broome WA (Kimberley, Western Australia) ten days ago.
Operator Coral Expeditions (fleet) said the infected passengers had been isolated onboard as required under NT/Western Australian law.
"NT Health was advised of the detection and management of cases on board throughout the voyage.
"Affected guests and crew were provided care by onboard medical specialists."
The infected were transported to an undisclosed location in Darwin in order to complete their isolation periods.
All unaffected passengers and crew disembarked as normal and were fully vaccinated, as per law.
According to Coral Expeditions, the company had safely operated 100+ voyages through the Coronavirus crisis without incident.
For more Coral Geographer incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.