The Australia-based Aurora Expeditions Cruise Liner have seasoned that three passengers in the cruise ship were detected with Covid-19. The ship cruising encountered trouble in Greenland’s Alpefjord national park. Despite the dire situation and the early scare, the people on-board confirmed to be in “good spirits” and seemed to have calmed down after the near-death encounter they had.
This incident came forth around 1400km north-east of the Greenland’s capital, Nuuk. At that moment, the transport was carrying over 206 passengers along with some of the crew members. The news was directly sourced from the people present on the ship.
The details of the event
According to the sources who brought forth the information, the three passengers who have been diagnosed with the infection have been quarantined. Although, they are reported to be doing well as a team of medical doctors and other staff members are surpervising the case closely.
However, this hasn’t been the only difficulty encountered by the ship. The 104 metre-long transport is stuck in the mud and silt as of Thursday. While the machine was expected to depart from Norway on September 1 and make rounds till September 22, this has led to serious problems for the crew.
The cause behind the mishap remains unknown. However, after the incident happened, there was an attempt made to free the luxury transportation. Alas! It resulted in a failure. This disheartening update was soon followed by a relief provided through Danish navy’s joint Arctic command.
According to Cmdr Braina Jensen, the naval vessel is expected to arrive at the scene on Friday. Currently, the ship has been stuck in a remote corner of Greenland, some 240 km away from closest habitation.
The main focus of authorities regarding the cruise liner
Reflecting on any cause of concern, the Danish Navy Joint Commander said that there doesn’t appear to be much danger to the human lives or environment. The weather plays a vital role in determining how soon the ship can be rescued.
For now, all the crew and people are safe. The individuals on-board, per rports, belong to numerous ethnicities. From New Zealand to Britian to United States to Korea, the ship is full of tourists.
While the authorities are actively trying to rescue the vessel as well as the people, the lives of the members on the cruise liner remains the utmost priority of the management, per Guardian.
Take of family members stuck on the cruise liner
The reports have been coming in from the stranded ship. One of the passengers [Gina Hill], in particular, mentioned that initially, they felt a shudder when the ship ran aground. It felt like the body of the vehicle got scrapped against something. It had seemed to have induced an irrevocable sense of fear in the boarders. While the help was trying its best to reach out, the cruise situation showed no signs of getting better soon.
Despite this fearsome situation, Hill mentioned how people haven’t lost their optimism and in fact, are sharing stories and lectures of numerous expeditions with the crew. They have a sense of survival in their minds alongside the cruise leaders as well. Despite the lack of hope that seemed at that time, it looks to be the most feared situation a person can face in any case.
Thanks to the updates being provided regularly, the on-board member reiterated that “no one seems to be afraid.” However, once the news regarding infected cases reached the mass, some of the members decided to wear a mask.
Capt Fleming made an interesting comment regarding the incident. He said:
“All I can say is that they got a lifetime experience.”the Guardian