Cruise ship stranded at sea to dock in Cambodia

Cruise ship stranded at sea to dock in Cambodia

The frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen from the Westerdam cruise ship in waters just off the Thai coast on Wednesday. (Angela Jones/Handout via Reuters photo)
The frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen from the Westerdam cruise ship in waters just off the Thai coast on Wednesday. (Angela Jones/Handout via Reuters photo)

Cambodia has agreed to let a cruise ship, that has been turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard may have the coronavirus, to dock and disembark its passengers, the Holland America Line said on Wednesday.

The Westerdam, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, will dock at the Cambodian sea port of Sihanoukville on Thursday, the company said.

The ship — which says it has no sick passengers — has been turned away from Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines.

The frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej was reported to be escorting the cruise shipWesterdam to an undisclosed port in Thailand to disembark its passengers on Wednesday.


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