Black box seized from Ruby Princess amid police investigation over Coronavirus outbreak

   April 9, 2020 ,   Accidents

Australian police are currently investigating why Ruby Princess allowed ill passengers to disembark in Port Sydney NSW amid mounting Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears.

NSW Police commissioner Mick Fuller has confirmed the raid Wednesday night. The report cited Fuller as saying the ships have a black box similar to that of international planes. Other evidence has also been seized for further investigation.

Fuller added there were still over 1,000 crew members on the cruise ship, with three-quarters intending to remain there. Ruby Princess is currently docked at Port Kembla NSW. The liner is at the center of a criminal investigation into whether her operator downplayed the number of potential COVID-19  cases onboard before Ruby Princess was allowed to dock in the port on March 19.

Ruby Princess cruise ship

So far, around 2,700 cruise passengers have disembarked from the vessel with more than 600 Coronavirus cases and 15 deaths linked to the Princess Cruises ship.

For other Ruby Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.