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Cruise workers on Holland America's stranded Oosterdam ship are growing anxious after a sick employee was airlifted off the ship and more than 100 crew members were forced into isolation because of coronavirus fears

Posted On: 10 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Cruise workers on Holland America's stranded Oosterdam ship are growing anxious after a sick employee was airlifted off the ship and more than 100 crew members were forced into isolation because of coronavirus fears

Two crew members on Holland America Line's Oosterdam cruise ship criticized the communication onboard, which they say left many workers in the dark for three days about a sick colleague who was eventually removed from the ship.
They have been on the ship without passengers since March 14, and don't know when they'll be able to leave.
The two crew members were told by coworkers about a training exercise held less than two weeks after passengers left the ship that involved placing around 150 people in a single lifeboat.
"We know this is a very challenging and uncertain time for our crewmembers," a Holland America representative said. "We are working through several options to determine the best way to get our crewmembers home as soon as possible."
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