Staff members say it’s ’embarrassing’ they’re not allowed to disembark.
Up to 80,000 crew members are stuck on 120 cruise ships on US waters, and it’s unclear when they’ll touch land again.
Because of a no-sail order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crew members need government permission to disembark.
Crew members say the order has effectively trapped them on their ships. One compared it to prison, and others say it’s “embarrassing” that the US wouldn’t let them disembark.
Thousands of cruise workers are still stuck aboard ships on US waters, and the government won’t let many of them disembark.
The ships aren’t allowed to let staff disembark in the US because of a no-sail order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which bans crews from touching land without government approval.
The order is designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but crew members say it’s added practical challenges. Staff members who do receive permission to leave ships are banned from interacting with the public and using hotels, public transportation, or commercial airlines, which makes it practically difficult to disembark, according to CBS News.
“We’re on a ship with 1,300 other crew members from 60 different nationalities, and our nation is the one that’s not letting us back into the country,” Sky Princess crew member and Broadway actor Dan Domenech told CBS News. “It’s embarrassing.”
The Oosterdam, a Holland America Line cruise ship, was also prevented from porting this week when it tried to let staff members disembark in Los Angeles.
The ship has been at sea since March, with no COVID-19 cases, USA Today reported.
“I’m not sick. I’ve offered to take a COVID test. I’ve offered to quarantine for 2 weeks ashore, but the CDC won’t let us in, and our ship is trying everything they can to get us home,” Crew member Melinda Mann declared in an interview with Fox News.
more recommended stories
Bomb Cyclone – Atmospheric River coming to blast the Western US
A series of potent storms is.
Demand for security in Tulum increases after the death of tourists
Citizens demand an end to the.
María José relatives demand justice in front of the Yucatán Government Palace
The relatives of Maria Jose demanded.
INEGI reports annual inflation of 6.12%, AMLO says it is temporary and there will be no peso devaluation
“The peso is in very good.
Cancun commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Paris-Cancun air route
Cancun, Quintana Roo, (October 22, 2021).-.
UANL stands as the most sustainable university in all of Mexico
The Autonomous University of Nuevo León.
Evo Morales thanks Mexico for “saving his life” 2 years ago
MEXICO, (October 22, 2021).- Almost two.
Biden under pressure as U.S.-Mexico border registers illegal immigration record figures
October 22, 2021, (Reuters) – U.S..
Sargasso from the Quintana Roo beaches rots in clandestine dumps
Tons of sargassum rot due to.
Yucatecan women the most affected by the educational lag
MÉRIDA, Yucatán (October 22, 2021).- “The educational.