Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Measles

NBC News reports:

A cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of measles was confirmed on board, island health officials said Wednesday.

One female crew member has a confirmed case and St. Lucian authorities said they’ve been working in close consultation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The ship has been under quarantine since Monday morning, officials said.

St. Lucian health officials declined to name the ship involved. But St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore told NBC News that the vessel involved is named “Freewinds,” which is the name of a 440-foot cruise ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology

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