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Zaandam and Rotterdam Situation (merged topics starting March 22, 2020)

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17 minutes ago, cat shepard said:

@Seasick Sailor & @Copper10-8

just a head’s up Deb’s Mom and Jim have been hospitalized. Tested for Covid-19, no results yet. Please include them in your prayers.

I am sorry to hear that they are in the hospital.. Will pray that they recover soon.

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Passenger walkway appears to be now attached to ship.  6:48 pm

 

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Just now, summer slope said:

Gangway being moved into place.

 

Passenger gangway for the 400+ pax not displaying any symptoms

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Just now, Vict0riann said:

Maybe that will make it easier to take off the patients.

Likely not. They are coming from A deck or med center level and down that short gangway. Much quicker. 

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1 minute ago, SeaMatesNYC said:

Point being, they are stepping into the world that has not been “quarantined in place” and will be in the proximity of multiple strangers who have been coming and going wherever in the midst of community spread and I believe they are the ones more at risk, albeit low and manageable, again since they will have masks. Our govt won’t even yet tell us all to wear them, but if you are smart you do. 

 

They are not supposed to be going into the open world, everyone of them is supposed to go home into a 14 day self quarantine in place as a condition of being allowed to dock.  The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale explained this today during a news conference and will be enforced in Florida but who knows in other states.  That is my concern.

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19 minutes ago, cat shepard said:

@Seasick Sailor & @Copper10-8

just a head’s up Deb’s Mom and Jim have been hospitalized. Tested for Covid-19, no results yet. Please include them in your prayers.

Prayer is a positive healer and the more we do for others and pray for all I truly believe is the healing power!!

Denise😊

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2 minutes ago, bluesea321 said:

 

They are not supposed to be going into the open world, everyone of them is supposed to go home into a 14 day self quarantine in place as a condition of being allowed to dock.  The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale explained this today during a news conference and will be enforced in Florida but who knows in other states.  That is my concern.

Yes, but you were expressing concern about those not on charters and flying regular commercial. 

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3 minutes ago, ShipWalker said:

All ambulances are lined up on this side of the gangway.

https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/

Yes, but they can't get in with the jetway supports in the way.

Okay, here comes another patient.

Edited by Vict0riann

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I followed as much as I could but had to work.

 

My heart is smiling right now knowing that these folks are on shore/headed ashore, and those needing help are finally getting it.

 

Wow...

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1 minute ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

Look, we all hear you but you do know, I hope, that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC as well as Florida Dept. of Health reps are part of the Broward Incident Command and they signed off on the procedure we are now witnessing take place. If they would have had a problem with it, Zaandam and Rotterdam would still be floating in international waters going in slow circles

Yes sir. My remarks were in response to others’ concerns that SOME would fly commercial, not charter. I’m up on what’s happening and support it 1000%. 

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Another ambulance just arrived 6:57 pm.   It is backing in sort of under the gangway.  And a third ambulance has also just backed in.

 

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the passengers that need medical care are being moved off.  Lots of ambulances waiting and Copper as always was correct - from the lower deck.

 

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2 minutes ago, SeaMatesNYC said:

Yes sir. My remarks were in response to others’ concerns that SOME would fly commercial, not charter. I’m up on what’s happening and support it 1000%. 

 

Quoted the wrong person; apologies!

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6:59 pm, third patient on stretcher being loaded into ambulance.  

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

Yes, but they can't get in with the jetway supports in the way.

Okay, here comes another patient.

 

Exactly.  Prior to the gangway ambulances were lined up on both sides like you saw.  Now only on one side but that may be sufficient.

Edited by bluesea321

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Just now, bluesea321 said:

 

Exactly.  Prior to the gangway ambulances were lined up on both side like you saw.  Now only on one side but that may be sufficient.

 

It is, they have to head out that way 

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27 minutes ago, Aquahound said:

God Bless the USA, God Bless the Unified Command, God Bless the first responders who are working this, and most of all, God Bless the officers, crew, & passengers, both healthy, sick and lost, of the M/S Zaandam and M/S Rotterdam.  We were with you all the way. 

 

Yes. Absolutely @Aquahound  This can not be said enough. Thank you and God bless!!

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Is the Rotterdam just sitting in the harbor?  Last I saw was when it came into the harbor close to the Zaandam.  I may have missed them actually docking.  Cherie

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1 minute ago, cccole said:

Is the Rotterdam just sitting in the harbor?  Last I saw was when it came into the harbor close to the Zaandam.  I may have missed them actually docking.  Cherie

 

They are docked about 30-35 min after Zaandam

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