Cruise Ship Stranded Over Coronavirus Fear Docks in Cambodia

A cruise ship, which had been stranded at sea for two weeks, finally was able to dock in Cambodia, Thursday, February 13.

A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments because of virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.

The Westerdam was not welcomed elsewhere even though operator Holland America Line said no cases of the COVID-19 viral illness have been confirmed among the 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members on board.

The ship is anchored a kilometer (0.6 miles) from the main Sihanoukville port in the Gulf of Thailand and a team of health officials will conduct checks and determine the disembarkation process, Preah Sihanouk, province Gov. Kouch Chamrouen, told The Associated Press.