674 crew repatriated from ms Koningsdam in Puerto Vallarta

   May 24, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

For three consecutive days, Mexico's Jalisco State supported the cruise ship Koningsdam (operated by HAL-Holland America Line) with a humanitarian effort during the pandemic. From the vessel were repatriated a total of 674 crew.

On May 20 at 1 PM, the liner docked at Puerto Vallarta requesting permission to disembark its non-essential crew and return them home. Jalisco's Government responded and, in collaboration with Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transportation and federal authorities, carried out the humanitarian work.

ms Koningsdam cruise ship

On May 22, at 7:25 PM, with 414 crew, the third disembarkation was carried out under review from Mexico's Navy Secretariat, National Service for Health, Safety and Agro-Food Quality, and Puerto Vallarta's Customs Agency.

The HAL's crew were bused to Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Airport. The charter flight of the first group (88 crew) departed at 10:35 PM on May 22, the second charter (281 crew) on May 23 (left for Belgrade Serbia at 2:33 PM) and the third (45 crew) departed for Mexico City.

On May 21, 73 crew were repatriated to Mexico City, from where were flown to Amsterdam Holland. On May 22, 187 crew (divided into 2 groups) returned to their home countries - 171 to Barbados and 16 crew to Mexico City.

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