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Virus-striken Diamond Princess leaves Yokohama Port

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By Kazuhiro NOGI

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You call it “clumsy handling” but it seems to me it was better handled than the Ruby Princess in Australia!

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Tokyo claimed its quarantine was effective, but passengers, crew members, and physicians who examined the ship reported shortcomings, such as inadequate protection for quarantine officials.

Tell that to the over 700 who caught the virus and the 10 people and their families who died because of the government screwing things up!

The only people who were actually "effective", from news reports, were the JSDF assigned to assist in the mess. If the reporting is to be believed, not one member assigned to the detail, (well over 100) contracted the virus, because of their procedures that kept them safe!

No thanks to the government, but thanks to their military training!

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Take it out to the middle of the ocean somewhere and sink it.

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Burn and sink that ship. No way will I ever take a trip on that particular vessel. Best everyone keep an eye on it and see where it ends up, hopefully not turned into a cargo ship either.

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Twas the ship with another name - international conveyance. All because of some incompetent crooks who begged and bribed WHO with $10m. Sayonara.

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Tokyo claimed its quarantine was effective, but passengers, crew members, and physicians who examined the ship reported shortcomings, such as inadequate protection for quarantine officials.

To be fair, when was the last time you've seen a government or a political figure acknowledge, not even a mistake, but just the fact that they handled something poorly ?

Hold your horses if your waiting for a "we could have done better" from those people...

May be it is too human for them to say "we're sorry, we did not handled it the best way possible"

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Where to now for this ship?

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I wouldn't step on that tub in a hazmat suit and a sprayer full of a gallon of bleach.

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They will rename the ship and in 12 months nobody will even think about it.

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The ship is hiding in plain view over at Mitsubishijūkō Honmoku kōjō in Yokohama.

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You could not pay me enough to step foot on a cruise ship.

Cruise ships are nothing more than giant disease incubators.

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Yup.

The headline is a tad misleading seeing as it just sailed just 1 km across the bay to Honmoku (still very much in Yokohama).

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Cruise ships are nothing more than giant disease incubators.

Well said. It is beyond belief that even after the horror of the Diamond Princess , people have continued boarding these death traps. And now these passengers are insisting they are allowed to dock, unbelievable.

JSDF cleaning this ship found that the virus was still detected on surfaces 17 days after the room had been vacated.

Scrap the ships and scrap the cruise industry.

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Burn and sink that ship. No way will I ever take a trip on that particular vessel

probably not necessary; more facts need to be known about how long the virus can live outside its host on a surface.

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It was downright criminal that it was allowed to dock to begin with. And then to not let it leave? Outrageous. Of course it should have been allowed to leave. To allow a known contagion into dock was stupid at best.

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80% of the passengers were Japanese.

The ship is based in Japan in the summer and Australia during the winter months.

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I'm amused by the 'sink it' crowd. Wouldn't it be interesting if the coronavirus thrived, mutated, and multiplied in salt water?

TheLongTermer's call for more facts is the way to go. The Diamond Princess is a floating lab for the virus and could yield important information in combating it.

It will be back in 2021, though, probably as extra housing for Olympic athletes now that the Olympic Village will be sold off before the Olympics starts.

Under a different name, of course. I suggest The Mississippi Queen. Do you know what I mean?

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Current location and position of Diamond Princess

https://ship-tracker.org/diamond-princess/

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Australia recently let 180 possible positive passengers off at Sydney. I guess humans don’t learn.

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JayMar. 26  08:16 am JST

“Where to now for this ship?”

The tv news was saying now that it’s disinfected, it’s heading to another location where new mattresses and such will be installed in preparation for its next cruise departing May 20.

Invalid CSRF

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Who wants to buy a boat? Anyone?

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mike_oToday  02:19 pm JST

Who wants to buy a boat? Anyone?

I do, but not that one!

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This ship seems to be assumed the source of Japan’s corona virus. If the infected cases are plotted on a logarithmic scale it becomes a virtual straight line and can be extrapolated to case No 1. Interestingly this occurs round about December 23 when many Japanese were returning from China for the family New Year celebrations.

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Poor Richard Branson, there he was touting off about his new Cruise liner... just at the time when we were all reading about one cruise ship after another suffering from Covid-19 infections.... and that's coming after the spate of other onboard illnesses we've read over the past few years.... He's either a brave man, or foolish in his elder years.

I for one, will never travel upon a Cruise ship - they're turning into floating cesspools of illnesses and misery. I doubt that I am alone in thinking that.

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