Cruise ship Braemar docks in CubaChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 18, 2020
A British cruise ship that was turned away from Barbados and the Bahamas over coronavirus infections docked in Cuba today.
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The ship operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and carrying 682 passengers and 381 crew docked at 7:00 am (1100 GMT) in the Mariel industrial port 45 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital Havana, AFP reporters at the scene said.
Cuba’s government had agreed to allow the ship to dock for “humanitarian reasons.” “We are very grateful to the Cuban government for swiftly enabling this operation and for their close co-operation to make sure it could be successful,” said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab. ■