The Marco Polo’s Latest

July 8, 2009

As the vessel remains docked in Invergordon, Scotland, an autopsy of the one dead, revealed that he passed away from heart and lung problems that possibly lead to a heart attack. Three people are also at a hospital in Scotland suffering from the virus.  The BBC reports that the vessels crew did a very poor job in handling the situation. Local officials claim that the passengers were allowed off the ship, some infected with the norovirus. This lead to panic and passengers claiming to be vomiting in the streets. There apparently were no protocols in place on the ship to handle ill passengers that reached almost 50%. This situation will be interesting to follow to see if any changes are made to the town, public officials, and the line/ship.

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The Marco Polo docked in Scotland Yesterday.

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5 Responses to “The Marco Polo’s Latest”

  1. […] publicity over even a false alarm. Or the French officials,  who don’t want a repeat of the Scotland incident. Posted by Cruise Ind Filed in 1 Leave a Comment […]

  2. […] is the Marco Polo of Transocean Tours. You may remember her from the recent H1N1 outbreak. The Marco Polo is currently chartered by Transocean Tours from Marco Polo Chartering Company. The […]

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  4. […] is the Marco Polo of Transocean Tours. You may remember her from the recent H1N1 outbreak. The Marco Polo is currently chartered by Transocean Tours from Marco Polo Chartering Company. The […]

  5. […] may remember the saga of the Marco Polo and norovirus. Well today, the Bremen, Germany based line, according to this Google translation, […]

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