Filipino crew dies on Disney Cruise Line's Wonder ship

   June 26, 2020 ,   Accidents

A male Filipino crew who worked as a painter on the cruise liner Disney Wonder died on Tuesday, June 23. The ship is currently docked in Port Willemstad (Curacao). The man (Eddie Burgos Ragodon) had visited the infirmary in recent days suffering from COVID symptoms (chills and fever).

Disney Wonder is sailing around the Caribbean to repatriate crew who have been stuck onboard since the industry shut down in March.

The USA's CDC agency said DCL-Disney Cruise Line will test Ragodon for COVID.

At least 255 people onboard Disney Wonder have tested positive for Coronavirus since March 1, the CDC revealed, making it among the largest cruise ship outbreaks.

The vessel has a “provisionally green” status from the Centers, meaning there has not been any crew showing COVID-19-like illnesses for 28 days. According to the company, the last positive COVID-19 case onboard was on May 8.

Disney Wonder IS currently passenger-free, carrying ~300 skeleton crew. The ship docked in San Diego CA on March 19 and offloaded her last passengers after the cruise industry shut down on March 13. A number of passengers and crew tested positive and had to be hospitalized.

Eddie Burgos Ragodon continued to work as part of the essential crew while others had been isolated in separate cabins.

In early May, DCL tested all crew onboard using PCR tests after the crew members were isolated in their cabins for a number of weeks. The majority of those who tested positive in May were asymptomatic, Disney Cruise Line revealed.

For more Disney Wonder accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.