Aranui 5 cruise aborted after several crew test positive for COVID-19

   September 28, 2020 ,   Accidents

A voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands was cancelled after several crew had tested COVID-19/Coronavirus positive.

The 2015-built cargo cruise ship Aranui 5 had already left French Polynesia's capital and was forced to sail back to Papeete Tahiti. 7 crew are affected. Resident cruisers were allowed to return home while foreigners were immediately repatriated.

Aranui 5 cruise ship

In August, another cruise ship - PONANT's MS Paul Gauguin - sailed back to homeport Papeete after a crew member's test returned a Coronavirus-positive result. All 339 other people onboard subsequently tested negative.

1500+ Coronavirus cases have been recorded since borders were opened. Mandatory quarantine requirements were abolished in July 2020 in order to revive the economy and boost tourism.

For more Aranui 5 accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

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