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Thousands of stranded cruise ships’ crew to land in Mumbai

Thousands of stranded cruise ships’ crew to land in Mumbai

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 April 2020 5:35 AM GMT

Spelling glad tidings for thousands of Indian crewmen of cruise ships and other sailors stranded on different vessels, the Centre has given the green signal permitting them to land at the Mumbai port, an official said here on Wednesday. Following the intervention by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who spoke with the Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya, and the way is now paved for an estimated 40,000 sailors stuck on different ships to return to the land. Starting Thursday, 146 sailors stuck on a huge cruise ship ‘Marella Discovery’ are expected to touch land, followed by others, said an official spokesperson. “They will undergo a full medical checkup and be quarantined at a building made available to them for isolation, besides following all other protocols of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said the official. The ‘Marella Discovery’ cruise ship was scheduled to sail to Kochi, New Mangalore, Goa and then Mumbai from April 2-6. (IANS)

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