300+ Trinidad and Tobago cruise ship crew repatriated

   June 7, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

More than 300 Trinidad and Tobago nationals employed by RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd will return home on Friday, June 12, following COVID repatriation plans.

According to the country's Minister of National Security, everyone would be tested and quarantined on the Enchantment Of The Seas ship. He added doctors on a daily basis would be monitoring between 326-360 nationals on the liner.

The Minister also said that people on oil rigs would return because some of them had been at sea for more than 150 days. Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Mexico, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom, among other areas, would be brought home in due course.

On June 4, a total of 26 crew on Carnival Cruise Line's ship Carnival Fantasy returned to the country. The cruise ship anchored off Port of Spain and the 26 crew were transported via Trini Flash (water taxi) and quarantined at the Home of Football in Couva.