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Fred Olsen cruise ship with Coronavirus cases onboard waits at sea

British cruise ship in limbo off coast of Bahamas after five people test positive for coronavirus

The MS Braemer, a Fred Olsen Cruise Lines vessel, is carrying more than 600 passengers while it waits for a port to let it drop passengers off.  Every port it has tried to visit has denied the ship entry, due to the fact 40 people have tested possible for coronavirus.

The British cruise line reported so far 20 guests and 20 crew members are in isolation.

Currently, the ship is 25 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas, where the ship is taking supplies delivered from Freeport.

The ship's Captain is in communication between the UK government and the Fred Olsen head office.

A dedicated Braemar Relative Support Team has been set up at Fred. Olsen’s UK Head Office to give a direct point of contact for those who have relatives on board. Relatives can reach this team by calling +44 (0) 1473 292350 between the hours of 8am and 8pm.