We are very happy: ARD-cruise ship after a Horror Trip on the way to Germany

The people in the port were clapping good-bye. And captain Morten Hansen and members of his Crew waved from the Board, as the "Artania" was able to take in ar

We are very happy: ARD-cruise ship after a Horror Trip on the way to Germany

The people in the port were clapping good-bye. And captain Morten Hansen and members of his Crew waved from the Board, as the "Artania" was able to take in around three weeks finally from the port of the Australian city of Fremantle. In the TV-images, a large red banner with a heart on one of the Decks was to be seen: "Thank you Fremantle", was written on it.

After several Corona-infections aboard the ARD-documentary series "Crazy for the sea" well-known cruise ship at the weekend, was allowed to travel back home. The Ocean liner had been placed two weeks previously under quarantine. Since the end of March, the "Artania was" in Fremantle, South of Perth. Contributed to the emotional farewell, just prior to the Dropping of two members of the Crew were married at the quay, as the broadcaster ABC reported.

400 people on Board of the cruise ship

On Board, according to the German tour operator Phoenix is still a good 400 people, mainly members of the Crew. Only eight of the passengers decided against a flight home and a return journey by ship.

More than 840 passengers and crew members were flown to Germany, 23 guests and 13 crew members arrived in Australian hospitals. Two passengers (69 and 71 years old), and a member of the Crew (42) died. A total of 81 people had been tested aboard a positive effect on the Coronavirus, it said.

"The captain, and we are very glad that we can bring the Crew to their families," said a spokeswoman for the travel company Phoenix. "We expect the "Artania"" at the end of may back in Bremerhaven." dpa employee of the Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT), the with the passengers and crew of the cruise ship MV Artania have worked, waving goodbye as the ship leaves the port of Fremantle.

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Also the head of the government of the state of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, was visibly relieved when the ship's horn of the "Artania" was heard at the exit from the port. "I'm sure that every Western Australian is as I is very glad, you're starting to see," he told reporters.

Since the since the end of March before the Australia anchored ship had headaches like other cruise ships - the local authorities a lot of head. They had asked the ship, therefore, first of all, to leave the Australian waters immediately. The crew asked the authorities for help.

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"There is no doubt that we said, a Situation that can easily turn in to a major health crisis faced", McGowan with a view to the danger that cruise ships, the Virus to Australia one chleppten is.

In the country there are around 6600 confirmed Coronavirus infection and 72 Deaths due to the lung disease Covid-19. According to information from the health authorities, more than a quarter of the previous clip-on back, as well as about 40 percent of deaths on cruise ships, made in Australia.

memories of a cruise ship "Ruby Princess"

In the case of the "Ruby Princess", a cruise ship and want to interrogate Australia, therefore, more than 5,500 former passengers. The police in the state of New South Wales determined, why at 19. March were allowed to go almost 3000 travellers in Sydney without major health controls in the country, although there was Corona-suspected cases on Board.

Currently, the ship is in Port Kembla North of Sydney. First of all, it was said that it should leave until Sunday Australian waters, but now local media reported that it will stay until next week: 171 crew members were positive on the Virus tested.

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Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 19:26

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