Scientology measles ship Freewinds ditches St. Lucia quarantine for Curaçao, its home port - 2019-05-03
St. Lucia officials quarantined Scientology's floating cathedral, the Freewinds, on Monday morning, and word from health officials was that the measles case on board would require 21 days of no passengers disembarking. But they also admitted that they had no power to keep the ship from sailing away.
And ship tracking websites are now showing that Thursday night, the Freewinds did just that, ditching St. Lucia and sailing west, with a destination of Curaçao, its home port, and the place where a crew member's measles case was reportedly first discovered. (UPDATE: The Dutch language press in the region is saying that the test detecting the measles case of a crewmember, a woman who boarded the ship on April 17, was done in Aruba, before the ship went to Curaçao and then on to St. Lucia.)
Later in the morning we'll try to get some word from Dutch Caribbean officials about whether the ship will remain under quarantine once it arrives.