Royal Caribbean Approaching Jamaican Waters

 

 

Following shocking news last night, May 17, that no vessel has been given formal approval to make a landing on any Jamaican port, however, the government said it is prepared should that happen.

Well, news now confirms that The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vessel, Adventure of the Seas, is now in Caribbean waters and is awaiting landing clearance from Jamaican authorities.

Reportedly, the vessel contains about 1044 Jamaican ship workers who are hopeful they will be allowed to return home.

It was also reported that minutes before 9 a.m. today, the captain of the ship reported that he was about 100 miles from Falmouth and would take only a couple hours to get there once the vessel has been granted the approval to disembark the workers.

Following the Health Ministry’s statement that no permission has been given, Prime Minister Andrew Holness released a statement saying that there would be a “serious” breach of good faith if Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines intends to sail to Jamaica without notice or approval.

#MyJamaicaToday tried to contact the Port Authority of Jamaica but to no avail.

Nonetheless, Royal Caribbean left the Dominican Republic on Sunday, May 17.

More details to come.

 

Shannon-Dale Reid

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