Cruise ship Ruby Princess to leave NSW Australia with 171 Coronavirus crew

   April 20, 2020 ,   Accidents

Ruby Princess is scheduled to leave NSW Australia in 3 days, despite 171 crew members infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys, the cruise ship (with 1000+ staff-crew onboard) was refuelled, provisioned and ready to depart.

However, the increasing number of crew sick with the virus remains a health hazard for NSW authorities. There were "some health outcomes" that needed to occur before the ship is ordered out of Australian waters and sets sail for Manila (Luzon Island, Philippines).

A total of 12 Ruby Princess crew remain hospitalized in NSW. Unconfirmed reports say that the ship's Captain is also infected. Why the ship was allowed to dock is currently the subject of an NSW police investigation.

Ruby Princess cruise ship

The Princess Cruises-operated (Carnival Corporation-owned) ship departed Sydney NSW Australia on March 8 for New Zealand and returned back to NSW on March 19. Its outbreak resulted in 660+ confirmed Coronavirus cases nationwide as well as at least 19 deaths.

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.