Free of measles, Scientology's cruise ship gets back to separating OTs from their money - 2019-05-19
The Scientology ship Freewinds was released from quarantine in Willemstad in Curaçao and arrived on Friday at the port of Oranjestad, Aruba. The scare when a passenger was diagnosed with measles is over, and Scientology is anxious to get the ship back to normal. The ship is the only place Scientology delivers the ultimate processing level - OT8, but that's a very small part of the members who visit. We have details on some upcoming events.
The Black Scientologists convention is over, and Slovak members under quarantine have now left also. While the ship was in quarantine the call went out for people to attend a convention of Field Staff Members, or FSMs. They sell Scientology services to other members, and receive a commission based on the total donations. It starts on Wednesday and there's no reason it shouldn't go ahead because of the measles.
The one patient has certainly left the ship, and the measles virus can only live for two hours outside of its host. There's no danger of infection unless another measles case comes aboard. It might be years before we learn if vaccination is now required to board the ship, but if not visitors from one country might be the biggest threat. There have been over 34,000 verified cases of measles this year in Ukraine, a country that has seen a rise in Scientology activity in recent years. In any case unvaccinated Scientologists now have a difficult choice to visit the ship or not, to vaccinate themselves and their families or not, in order to go to the ship.